Deputy Labor leader Angela Rayner REFUSES to apologize for labeling Tories as ‘homophobic, racist, misogynistic, scum’ and said she used ‘streak slang’…
- Angela Rayner reportedly launched an outspoken attack on the conservatives
- MP described the Tories as ‘a bunch of scum, homophobic, racist, misogynistic’
- Minister Amanda Milling called Labor MP’s comments ‘shocking’
Angela Rayner flatly refused to apologize today for branding Tory ministers as “racist, homophobic, scum” and said she only used “streak language”.
The deputy Labor leader launched the extraordinary attack on conservatives last night at an activist event at the Brighton Labor conference.
But despite a furious response, Ms. Rayner insisted this morning she was right in highlighting “pretty scummy” comments from Boris Johnson and others.
She said the comments were made at a “post-watershed” meeting with members to “jack them up.”
When asked whether she viewed 14,000 Tory voters in her own Ashton-under-Lyne constituency as racist and homophobic, Ms Rayner said her comments were about the prime minister.
“I’m not saying anyone who voted for the Conservatives is racist or lewd,” she added.
She made it clear that she would only apologize if the prime minister apologized for his previous “racist” comments.
“I’m not saying anyone who votes conservatives is racist scum,” she said. “I’m saying the Prime Minister said those things and acted that way.”
Angela Rayner launched an outspoken attack on the Conservatives at an event for North West England Labor activists
Minister Amanda Milling called on Labor MP to apologize for ‘shocking’ comments
Mrs Rayner said, “I’m tired of yelling from the sidelines, and I bet you are too.
“We can’t get any worse than a bunch of scum, homophobic, racist, mysoginistic, absolute pile…of banana republic…Etonic…piece of scum…and I kind of held back…that I once got into seen my life’
Minister Amanda Milling described the Labor MP’s comments as “shocking”.
Amanda Milling said, “Shocking. Angela Rayner should apologize for these comments.
“Remember Rayner was Corbyn’s accomplice when Labor became embroiled in anti-Semitism.
“She failed. Instead of spreading false accusations, the conservatives focus on people’s priorities.’
Fellow Secretary of State James cleverly accused Ms Rayner of “gossip”.
He said: “I’m sure this went down well in the room, but when voters look at the party that has had both female prime ministers, with half of the major state positions held by women, half by BAME, the most diverse government.” , more gay ministers than Labor has ever had, etc., they’ll know she’s talking nonsense.’
It’s not the first time the outspoken MP has sparked controversy by calling the Tories scum.
Last October, Tory backbencher Chris Clarkson demanded an apology from Angela Rayner in a public letter after suggesting the Labor frontbench saw the pandemic as a ‘good crisis’ to be exploited.
However, the hard-left Corbynite then teased Mr. Clarkson, who asked, ‘Excuse me, did the honorable lady just call me scum?’
The exchange sparked an intervention from an outraged Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, Dame Eleanor Laing, who said she would not accept such comments in the chamber “under any circumstances”.
It’s not the first time the outspoken MP has caused controversy by calling the Tories scum