Angela Rayner rebukes Boris Johnson over ‘collapsing’ Covid test system

Deputy Labour leader stands in for Keir Starmer at prime minister’s questions

Angela Rayner has tackled Boris Johnson over a “collapsing” Covid test regime and a wider crisis in the care sector, using a prime minister’s questions where she stood in for Keir Starmer to accuse Johnson of refusing to take responsibility for his failings.

In her first question, the Labour deputy leader, who was a care worker before becoming an MP, challenged Johnson to cite the average hourly wage for care staff, a request the prime minister ignored.

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