First-class flyer Dame Emma Thompson should stop preaching, says Blunkett

Dame Emma Thompson should stop “preaching” to people about flying less especially when she travels first class, Labour former cabinet minister David Blunkett has said.

Although not naming the actress directly, peers were left in little doubt who was the target of the veteran politician’s jibe.

Lord Blunkett’s intervention at Westminster comes after Dame Emma was accused of hypocrisy for flying from Los Angeles to London to join climate change protests.

Responding to criticism of making the 5,400 mile journey to join Extinction Rebellion (XR) demonstrators in the capital, Dame Emma…
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