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Penny Mordaunt ripped into Angela Rayner over Labour’s place on the nuclear deterrent throughout a conflict on the BBC’s General Election debate.

The Commons Leader insisted it’s “too late” for Sir Keir Starmer’s social gathering in relation to credibility on the UK’s nuclear deterrent.

The senior Conservative politician stated: “I have to just mention also the cornerstone of our defence is our nuclear deterrent and you need more than submarines, sailors and warheads to deliver that.

“You want credibility and it is too late for Labour on credibility. Angela Rayner voted lately together with the man that desires to be overseas secretary and half of the Labour frontbench to finish our nuclear deterrent.

“If you’re doubting that they would use that force and she might be prime minister in four of five years time, if you are doubting that she or David Lammy or Keir Starmer would use that, imagine what Putin is thinking.

“Without credibility we develop into a goal, if we develop into a goal you might be much less secure, it is too late for this technology of Labour politicians, that credibility is shot. Do not vote these folks in.”

The Labour deputy leader replied: “Penny you’ll be able to maintain pointing at me however you are the social gathering that has lower the armed forces, crashed the financial system and left us in an actual mess.

“Keir has been absolutely clear, I am absolutely clear, we will keep our nuclear deterrent and we will invest in it into the future.”

Ms Mordaunt hit again: “It doesn’t matter that you’re prepared to spend, it doesn’t matter how many submarines you stand next to and have your photograph taken.

“If your foe doesn’t imagine that you’ll use these weapons the deterrent is gone and that is the place you are in.”

Ms Rayner responded: “We’ve develop into a laughing inventory internationally due to your social gathering. Keir Starmer has modified the Labour Party.”