TL;DR news on Angela Rayner at June 14, 2023

And if the police do exonerate them, there will be no vacancy for Rayner to fill as Labour is highly unlikely to have another leadership contest before the next election. Rayner suggested the timing must have been perfect for Johnson as he was desperate to leave the country after two humiliating byelection defeats. Ms Rayner had attended the opera to support Thomas Eisner, an old friend who has played violin at Glyndebourne for 36 years. Mr Eisner was born and raised in Buxton, Stockport, where Ms Rayner grew up, after his father escaped from Berlin in the 1930s. Ms Rayner has now criticised Government proposals to let businesses use skilled agency workers to fill gaps during industrial action. Ms Rayner hit out at the Government's plans without offering any alternative solution to the chaos caused by union barons holding the country to ransom. During a discussion over leadership, Dominic Raab, who was standing in for the absent Prime Minister Boris Johnson, hit out at deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner. Ms Rayner said it is "no wonder the PM has fled the country and left the honourable member to carry the can".