She also recently came under fire for a now-deleted tweet in which she compared the way she – as a white woman – was treated for having a northern accent, to the institutional racism affecting women of colour in politics. She eventually apologised for the comparison.
Some suggested that Rayner's remarks on colonialism are an attempt to beat the Tories at their own (racist) game:
This is evident of a worrying turn in sections of the party towards thinking we can win by mimicking Tory racism. B… https://t.co/sj87keswD4