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When Labour's Emily Thornberry sat down and tucked into a multicultural meal while watching Eurovision, she probably didn't anticipate creating a diplomatic nightmare.

But that is exactly what she did and when she posted a snap of her meal on Twitter last weekend, explaining that she had sourced a dish from all the countries in the contest's final, she sparked off a chain of events resulting in a French person accusing her of making a "declaration of war".

It's all a bit of fun really but we can understand why France is annoyed. After all, it has a pretty good reputation for food but what did Thornberry decide represented it best?

A single Babybel cheese.

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Aside from that, while Thornberry watched Ukraine win the annual contest and England come second, she chowed down on grapes from Spain, a box of Guylian chocolates to represent Belgium and some yoghurt for Iceland. Raspberries were what she decided were quintessentially English and olives represented Greece.

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