by Rayner The Conservative MP is under renewed pressure to apologize for his “Tory scum” comments in the wake of the assassination of Sir David Ames.
Labor deputy leader joins House of Commons aides and pays tribute Sir DavidThe 69-year-old, who was stabbed to death in front of a frightened onlooker at his constituency surgery in Leh-on-Sea, Essex, on Friday.
However, Ms Rainer’s name and the offensive phrase she used at her party’s convention last month had been trending on social media since the death of the Southend West MP.
Barrister and presenter Rob Rinder told listeners on his talk radio show last night: “The Tory scam is trending on Twitter. While women lawmakers will face daily rape and death threats.
“Listen, this has to end. Today it ends with the passing of one of our best parliamentarians.”
In a late-night rant on 25 September, Mrs. Rainer said she was “sick of being shouted from the sidelines”, “scum, homophobic, racist, anti-feminine, full pile… Banana Republic… Itonian.. bunch”. piece of scum”.
The 41-year-old former care worker doubled down on her claims, isolating Boris Johnson, Priti Patel and other cabinet members who have “said horrific things”.
Defiant Mrs Rainer said her “post-watershed” comments were designed to “set fire to the stomach” of party workers during a conference reception in Brighton.
The Ashton-under-Lyne MP said his attack was made in the “street language” of his northern working-class roots.
In an apparent reference to the history of the prime minister’s outspoken comments – including comparing burqa-wearing Muslim women to “letter boxes” and describing gay men as “tank-topped bum boys” – Ms Rainer said That she would only apologize if the Prime Minister also. Said sorry
She continued: “I am saying that the Prime Minister has said those things and acted that way. If the Prime Minister wants to apologize and remove himself from the comments he has made that are homophobic, racist, anti-feminist, I will apologize for calling him sloppy.
Before Sir David’s death was confirmed on Friday, Mrs Rainer tweeted: “I am horrified by the reports about David Ames and an incident of surgery in his constituency today.
“We don’t know the details yet, but on behalf of all of us in the Labor Party, I want to say that all our thoughts are with David and we all hope he will be fine.”
Sir David – who won the last general election by a margin of 14,000 votes – was stabbed “several times” by a 25-year-old man around noon in his constituency surgery at the Belfairs Methodist Church.
The suspect is believed to be a British national of Somali heritage.
The Metropolitan Police declared the incident an act of terrorism, with preliminary investigations revealing “a possible motivation linked to Islamic extremism”.
Police said the knife has been recovered.