Jeremy Corbyn finally high fives Emily Thornberry successfully at Labour conference after awkward election night blunder

Sean Morrison

Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry recreated their embarrassing election night high five at the Labour Party conference.

Their retake was this time successful and was greeted with cheers from the crowd following Ms Thornberry's speech at the conference on Monday.

It comes after the party leader’s hand unexpectedly landed on her chest in a failed high-five attempt on election night.

Ms Thornberry made a reference to the awkward moment, before Mr Corbyn took to the stage for another go.

Party faithful cheered as the Labour leader and Ms Thornberry's hands successfully met this time around.


During her speech Ms Thornberry took a swipe at Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, saying he should take a paternity test for Brexit.

Ms Thornberry told delegates at the Labour Party conference in Brighton to take a moment to "sympathise with poor old Boris" who she said had "not been happy lately".

Shee added: "Apparently he's sick of being blamed for the way that Brexit is going and all the broken promises of the Leave campaign.

"I'm sorry - what? Who does he think made all those promises? Who does he think was in charge of the Leave campaign?

"I know that Boris doesn't like paternity tests but maybe we need one for Brexit."

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