Penny Mordaunt destroys Angela Rayner in ‘greatest Labour put-down’ – VIDEO

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Penny Mordaunt did not take kindly to the Conservative Party being accused of cronyism as she savaged Angela Rayner in a four-minute slap down of the Labour Party. Ms Mordaunt did not pull any punches as she tore into her opponent at the ledger, dismantling the attack on the Government’s handling of the Coronavirus pandemic. The 2021 exchange resurfaced as Ms Mordaunt threw her hat into the ring to become the next Prime Minister.

Ms Mordaunt’s response to Ms Rayner’s cronyism claims concluded her damaging assessment of Labour using national issues to tackle internal divisions.

The Conservative MP said: “I would suggest to Ms Rayner that an Essex MP is perfectly entitled to forward an offer of help from the Essex Chamber of Commerce to help in a pandemic.

“MPs do it all the time, it’s part of our job, but Ms Rayner already knows this too, and I’m afraid so does everyone else.

“The urgent question today has more to do with Labour’s internal politics and divisions than the conduct of members of this House and enterprises who have been working to help the NHS and to save lives.

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“Ms Rayner has made particular accusations today about colleagues and I just want to make a final point.

“Because if you were to take every single MP she’s made an allegation about this afternoon, and you were to look at all the political donations they’ve received since the pandemic started – since January 2020 – if you were to add them all up, if you were to double them, no, if you were to quadruple them you would still just about match what Ms Rayner herself has received in the same time period.

“And she should thank her lucky stars that we don’t play the same games that she does.”

Ms Mordaunt is now one of 10 Conservative MPs vying to take over the leadership of the party and of the country following Boris Johnson’s resignation last week.

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