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What happened when Angela Rayner took on Boris Johnson at PMQs

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When it was announced that Labour's deputy leader would be standing in for Keir Starmer while he awaited a Covid-19 test result for a member of his household (which has now come back negative), the world of politics held its breath in anticipation of this unique PMQs pairing: Angela Rayner, a sparky, northern, woman who left school at 16, versus Boris Johnson, a former member of the Bullingdon Club. Commentators were quick to speculate that Rayner would rip the Prime Minister to pieces, noting that he sometimes struggles to strike the right tone against female opponents, while others joked that the replacement of Starmer with Rayner was "a silver lining" for Johnson amid the ongoing testing crisis.

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