Angela Rayner finally apologises for calling Tories ‘scum’

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Labour’s deputy leader said she was sorry if her comments caused offence, before launching a fresh attack on the Prime Minister.

Ms Rayner was given a dressing down by Sir Keir Starmer on Tuesday for the tirade four days ago.

She told the BBC: “I understand people are upset by that language, I do understand that. That’s me, I’m bombastic, and I apologise if it offended the public in the way in which I expressed it.”

Tory MP Paul Holmes said it was “shameful” she had yet to say sorry for being “offensive to the 14 million that voted Conservative in 2019”.

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