Disgrace! Rayner slammed for criticising abuse of MPs while calling Tories racist scum

Angela Rayner defends describing Tories as "scummy"

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Labour Party’s deputy leader Angela Rayner has come under attack after she refused to apologise for calling Tories “homophobic, racist and misogynistic scum”. Speaking to Trevor Philips on Sky News this morning, the senior Labour leader defended her use of language. Viewers on social media reacted to the claims by pointing out that Ms Rayner also criticised the abuse of MPs in the same interview.

Susan Hall, Leader of GLA Conservatives, tweeted: “Angela Rayner on #sky saying all forms of abuse should stop.

“What were her quotes from yesterday? Who did she call scum…. Unbelievable, she is a disgrace.”

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps called on Ms Rayner to apologise immediately.

He told Sky News, following her interview: “I just think it is absolutely appalling.

“There is no place in public life for that kind of language and behaviour.”

“I think she said in 2019 she wanted to see a kinder politics. She should just apologise rather than talk around the point.”

Ali L tweeted: “Labour MP’s, like Rayner, are exactly why the party remain unelectable.”

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