LABOUR leadership candidate Emily Thornbury has kicked up a storm online after stating "I hate the SNP" at a leadership hustings in Nottingham.

Speaking at the Open Labour Winter Conference and Leadership Hustings at Nottingham Trent University city campus, the shadow foreign secretary claimed that she hates the SNP and described the party as "Tories wrapped up in nationalist clothing".

Her statement drew immediate criticisism, including from others within her own party such as former Labour MP Mark Lazarowicz, who lost his seat to the SNP in 2015.

However, Lazarowicz wasn't the only one to find the leadership hopeful's comments to be in poor taste. Here's how Twitter reacted:

 It would be fair to say her comments have not gone down well in Scotland then...