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Angela Rayner stepped in for Keir Starmer at Prime Minister's Questions today while the Labour leader self-isolates at home.
The deputy Labour leader's "blistering" performance has been widely praised for making Boris Johnson look "completely out of his depth".
Fantastic PMQs from my friend Angela Rayner! — Keir Starmer (@Keir Starmer)
.@AngelaRayner was on blistering form in a brilliant #PMQs performance. Boris Johnson looked completely out of his depth. — David Lammy (@David Lammy)
.@AngelaRayner off to a flying start. Seems already have reduced the PM to stuttering incoherence. — Paul Waugh (@Paul Waugh)
Unsurprisingly, she didn't get a straight answer.
.@AngelaRayner “I have a message from a man called Keir...Keir was able to do the right thing and self isolate and… https://t.co/PurcGPiUd0 — Lewis Goodall (@Lewis Goodall)
Good line from @AngelaRayner
"The PM has put his faith in Operation Moonshot. Meanwhile, on Planet Earth, there… https://t.co/eS6xVjoaDU — Pippa Crerar (@Pippa Crerar)
People are being sent hundreds of miles away from their homes to find tests.
Proper zinger from Angela Rayner to Boris Johnson at #PMQs: “The next time a man with Covid symptoms drives from Lo… https://t.co/GJtMiwwOAY — Robert Hutton (@Robert Hutton)
Infections are rising. The testing system is collapsing.When you are prime minister you can't keep trying to blame other people for your own incompetence.
Infections are rising. The testing system is collapsing.
When you are prime minister you can't keep trying to blame other people for your own incompetence.
Infections are rising.
Testing is collapsing.
And the Prime Minister brings back grouse shooting.
https://t.co/3Lo8c6YWxk — Sam Tarry MP (@Sam Tarry MP)
Because, of course they are.
With confirmation that one of his children has tested negative with coronavirus, it's unlikely Starmer will return to PMQs next week.
But in his absence, he can rest assured that his deputy will hold her own and completely eviscerate the PM.