EMILY Thornberry was shut down by a BBC audience member who hilariously called on the Labour frontbencher to ask for Diane Abbott's help to sustain her claim Gordon Brown saved Britain from the 2008 world financial crisis.
In a heated debate on BBC Question Time, the Shadow Foreign Secretary argued Britain should be thankful for Gordon Brown being in charge during the world's financial crisis in 2008.
But one member of the audience dismantled the Labour frontbencher's claim with a hilarious joke about her colleague Diane Abbott.
He said: “One thing that’s quite shocking is Emily stating that Labour saved us from a brink of financial collapse.
“That to me is scary because it means that Labour is taking no accountability for what you actually did, which was run us to the brink of collapse.
“You can just call up Diane Abbott and she’ll give us the right numbers in a heartbeat.”
Ms Thornberry claimed the former Labour Prime Minister rightfully "recapitalised the banks" in order to save the country from financial collapse.
She said: “It wasn’t Gordon Brown shovelling dollars out the back window.