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Labour 'culturally adrift' from working classes, says ex-minister

The Labour party is "culturally adrift" from its traditional core voters, a former minister has warned in the wake of a row over alleged snobbery.

The criticism from London mayoral hopeful David Lammy follows a snobbery row after then shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry tweeted a photo of a home carrying three England flags with the words "image from Rochester".

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Miliband says flying England flags is not 'odd or unusual'

Labour leader Ed Miliband has rejected claims his party is anti-English after one of his shadow cabinet stood down for what her critics described as a "sneering" tweet on the Rochester campaign trail.

The owner of the house whose proud display of England flags had prompted Emily Thornberry's tweet arrived - by his white van - to place a St George's Cross at her London home as part of a tabloid publicity stunt.

But as ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen reports, he received support from Mr Miliband, who said: "There is nothing unusual or odd about having England flags in your window."

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