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Fury from the Tories as Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner brands them 'scum'

Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner has faced a backlash after reportedly describing the Tories as 'racist, homophobic, scum'.

Ms Rayner reportedly launched an outspoken attack on the Conservatives during an event for Labour activists from northwest England at the conference in Brighton.

The Ashton-under-Lyne MP described the Tories as 'a bunch of scum, homophobic, racist, misogynistic', the Daily Mirror reported.

Ms Rayner reportedly launched an outspoken attack on the Conservatives during an event for Labour activists from northwest England

Ms Rayner said: 'I’m sick of shouting from the sidelines, and i bet youse lot are too.

'We cannot get any worse than a bunch of scum, homophobic, racist, mysoginistic, absolute pile …of banana republic…Etonian…piece of scum…and I held back a little…that I have ever seen in my life”

Government minister Amanda Milling described the Labour MP's remarks as 'shocking'.

Government minister Amanda Milling called on the Labour MP to apologise for the 'shocking' remarks

'Don’t forget Rayner was Corbyn’s henchman when Labour became embroiled in antisemitism.

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

It isn't the first time the outspoken MP has caused controversy by calling the Tories scum

Fellow Foreign Office minister James Cleverly accused Ms Rayner of 'talking crap'.

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.'

It isn't the first time the outspoken MP has caused controversy by calling the Tories scum.

Last October, Tory backbencher Chris Clarkson demanded an apology from Angela Rayner in a public letter after he suggested that the Labour frontbench was viewing the pandemic as a 'good crisis' to be exploited.

However, the hard-Left Corbynite then heckled Mr Clarkson, who asked: 'Excuse me, did the honourable lady just call me scum?'

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