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Angela Rayner doubles down on vile rant calling Boris & cabinet ‘scum’ as she refuses to apologise for ‘street language’

LEFTIE firebrand Angela Rayner today doubled down on her vile rant calling Boris and the entire cabinet "scum" - defending it as her "street language".

Furious Tories rounded on the deputy Labour boss after she used the party's annual conference to accuse the PM as making "homophobic, racist, misogynistic" comments and refused to back down after a flurry of anger.

Her boss Keir Starmer this morning slapped her down, saying it wasn't language he would use as MPs swiped at "Corbyn's henchman" for "talking c**p" and demanded she apologise.

Only ex-shadow Chancellor John McDonnell jumped to her defence, who has never apologised for joking about "lynching" Tory MP Esther McVey.

He told Sky "we've all been there" making heated remarks in an angry moment.

Tory chairman Oliver Dowden blasted: "Labour are stoking the language of insult and division."We need to make politics better, not drag it into the gutter. Let’s see if we get an apology.

"While we're getting on with the job, Labour are playing politics."

Foreign Office minister James Cleverly accused her of "talking c**p" and Amanda Milling demanded she apologise.

But Ms Rayner doubled down this morning and refused to say sorry for her remarks.

She told Sky's Trevor Phillips programme it was "post watershed" and it was her "passionate" way of getting across her point.

Deputy boss Ms Rayner said: "Anyone who leaves children hungry... I think that is pretty scummy.

"That's a phrase you would see very often in northern working class towns, we'd say it was a scummy thing to do.

"That was my street language."

But those in her own party refused to back her controversial choice of language, with shadow foreign sec Lisa Nandy quipping: "It's not my preferred choice of words."

I'm not very interested in insulting the Tories, I just want to get rid of them."

And party boss Sir Keir Starmer publicly slapped her down too, saying her words "weren't what I would have used".

He refused to say she should say sorry but said she "takes a different approach to me."

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