Clarkson, Rayner and Laing on 'scum' comment in Commons


Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner has been rebuked by the deputy Speaker after the word “scum” was heard in the Commons.

Dame Eleanor Laing intervened after Tory MP Chris Clarkson asked if Ms Rayner had used the word about him as “that is what I heard”.

Dame Eleanor said the remark was not to be used in Parliament “no matter how heartfelt it might be”.

Ms Rayner has now issued a statement, saying: “I apologise for the language that I used in a heated debate in Parliament earlier.”

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