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Labour POLL: Should Angela Rayner be kicked out of the party after 'Tory scum' remarks?

ANGELA RAYNER launched into a foul-mouthed late-night rant against the Conservative Party, accusing them of being "homophobic, racist, scum". Now, Express.co.uk is asking: "Should Angela Rayner be kicked out of the party?"

Angela Rayner defends describing Tories as "scummy"

Labour's deputy leader let her true feelings be known as she addressed party members at a regional drinks reception last night. Saying she was tired of being in Opposition, the Ashton-under-Lyne MP launched into a bitter tirade against the Government.

Express.co.uk is asking: "Should Angela Rayner be kicked out of the Labour Party?"

Ms Rayner said: "The stories I tell about my childhood are for people to look at themselves and to be able to say 'look at what we did, look at what we achieved when we're in government, and look what we can do'.

"And we've seen that with our mayors, we've seen that with Steve [Rotheram], with Andy [Burnham], we've seen it with our members in local government, the difference we've made in when we're in power.

"We make no difference when we've not in power, we're just shouting from the sidelines.

"I'm sick of shouting from the sidelines, I bet you lot are too.

"We cannot get any worse than a bunch of scum, homophobic, racist, misogynistic, absolute pile of banana republic, vile, nasty, Etonian, posh... piece of scum."

Her speech was met with cheers and applause from supportive Labour members.

"I held back a little," Ms Rayner added after catching her breath

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Sir Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner

Sir Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner (Image: Getty)

She added: "We have got to do better than this, not because of us, not because of the work we do, but because of the tremendously good work our local activists, councillors, mayors have done.

"Because our communities have been through so much and they absolutely b****y deserve better.

"Have a good night comrades, have a great conference, and get on that doorstep and bring us power."

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History of UK Prime Ministers

History of UK Prime Ministers (Image: Express)

"Don’t forget Rayner was Corbyn’s henchman when Labour became embroiled in anti-Semitism.

"She failed to act. Rather than throwing around false accusations, the Conservatives are focused on the people’s priorities."

Fellow Foreign Office minister James Cleverly accused Ms Rayner of "talking c**p".

Government minister Amanda Milling

Government minister Amanda Milling (Image: Getty)

He said: "I'm sure this went down well in the room but when voters look at the party that has had both female PMs, with half of the great offices of state filled by women, half by BAME, most diverse government, more gay ministers than Labour ever had etc, they'll know she's talking crap."

The MP said the terms were her "street language" and it would not be uncommon to hear the term "scum" used across the north of England.

She said: "What I was trying to get across, and it is my passionate way in which I do it, is the anger and frustration that people feel when you have a Prime Minister who has said things, and not apologised, that are racist, are misogynistic, are homophobic."

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