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The Daily Mail doubled down on its attack on Angela Rayner – only 5 responses you need

You’ll have seen by now the Mail’s misogynistic attack on Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner which prompted such widespread condemnation over the last few days (and you can read Rayner’s response here).

It prompted the House of Commons speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle to call the Mail on Sunday editor David Dillon to a meeting, which the editor has since rejected.

Instead they doubled down on the attack in its sister paper, the Daily Mail today.

And there was one element of its front page that particularly caught people’s eye. These are surely the only 5 responses you need.

https://twitter.com/nicktolhurst/status/1519157398295834625?s=20&t=rau2erncZr8f4B6PtHgNeA

Just in case you wanted to know a little bit of what Sarah Vine had to say …

‘Forgive me, but if someone wrote a story explaining how I was so distracting, my male colleagues could barely function in my presence (a highly implausible proposition, I admit), I really don’t think I would be quite as upset as Angela Rayner seems to be.

‘I mean, as a compliment it may be a rather back-handed and old-fashioned one.

‘And, yes, it’s obviously a sexist notion, the idea that a woman might be judged by her appearance as opposed to, say, her grasp of macro-economics; but, let’s face it, in the real world these things do happen.

‘Speaking personally, I agree with Mae West, who once said that it’s better to be looked over than overlooked. Then again, everyone is entitled to their opinion …’

That’s good to know.

Last word to Angela Rayner.

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