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Jubilant Tory activists chant ‘scum!’ as Sajid Javid hits out at Angela Rayner

The Health Secretary hit back at Angela Rayner for calling the Cabinet “scum” at a late-night fringe – and took on the mantle for himself

Torys chant ‘scum !’ as Sajid Javid slams Angela Rayner

Jubilant Tory activists have chanted “scum! Scum! Scum!” after Sajid Javid referred to them all by the s-word at the party conference.

The Health Secretary hit back at Angela Rayner for calling the Cabinet “scum” at a late-night fringe – and took on the mantle for himself.

Buoyed by a rowdy group of fans who shouted he’d be “Prime Minister”, the Cabinet minister told a fringe event in Manchester on Sunday night: “It’s nice to be with so many friends in person – or Tory scum as Angela Rayner [put it].”

The men in the corner chanted: “Scum! Scum! Scum!”.



The Health Secretary hit back at Angela Rayner
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He added: “When she was challenged about that statement she said actually up north that’s a term of endearment.

“I tell you, I was born in Rochdale not too far from here, just a few miles away – and I suddenly don’t remember that kind of language.”

Mr Javid also joked about the fact the fringe, led by Tory group Bright Blue, was sponsored by drinks giant Budweiser.



The Cabinet minister at a fringe event in Manchester on Sunday night
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A representative of the firm openly lobbied Mr Javid to consider “speaking with your colleagues at the Treasury to consider the way that low-alcohol beer is taxed the UK”, in a speech just before he spoke at the Midland Hotel.

Mr Javid admitted: “One of my advisers said ‘you’re the Health Secretary. Should you really be going to an event that’s sponsored by an alcohol company?’”

But he concluded: “I don’t think anyone here needs any encouragement. Besides, it could have been Corona, so…”


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