Sunak piles stress on Starmer and Rayner over council home sale row | EUROtoday

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Rishi Sunak claimed Sir Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner had failed to offer “straight answers” to questions in regards to the sale of the Labour deputy chief’s council home.

The Prime Minister sought to use the stress to Sir Keir and Ms Rayner as he confronted questions over his dealing with of the William Wragg honeytrap affair.

Mr Wragg final evening voluntarily resigned the Tory whip and Mr Sunak was requested this morning why he had not taken motion towards him after the MP admitted involvement within the scandal.

Mr Sunak was advised that Labour had claimed his failure to strip Mr Wragg of the whip confirmed his “weakness”.

He advised LBC: “People can judge me if they want to judge me on that. That is fine, I accept that. When it comes to weakness, Keir Starmer still hasn’t answered any questions properly about what is going on with Angela Rayner. When it comes to me and my affairs people are very happy to ask lots of questions including Angela Rayner herself.”

Mr Sunak continued: “Hang on. This is someone who, so far as you believe the media, assumes he is going to stroll into 10 Downing Street later this year and this is the person who would be deputy leader, deputy prime minister of the country, and I think there are very clear questions for her to answer about this.

“He hasn’t answered them. She hasn’t answered them. I think it is reasonable that people get a straight answer on it.”

Ms Rayner has confronted questions on whether or not she paid the correct quantity of tax on the 2015 sale of her ex-council home as a result of confusion over whether or not it was her principal residency. The Labour deputy chief has insisted she has “done absolutely nothing wrong”.

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