Angela Rayner had put on her cowhide boots. They were awesome clod-hopping things, the kind the Teddy Boys used to wear when they were outside.
Not for her the genteel kitten slamming Theresa May used to do. A Rayner’s hoof strike in these babies could cause serious harm to a man.
The deputy leader of Labor had just entered the room for her first appearance in the PMQ. Johnson vs. Rayner.
As the confrontations progressed, it was a lip smack. I’m amazed that Don King didn’t try to bring it to the menu.
Angela Rayner has searched Dominic Cummings, suggesting that the next time a man with symptoms travels from London to Durham, it will likely be for the nearest Covid test.
Miss Rayner is a bully but likeable who left school at 16 when she was pregnant, with no qualifications.
Boris? Well, let’s just say that Angel would have no problem connecting one of these boots to a soft, sensitive part of her anatomy.
Parking in front of the shipping box, Rayner gave his colleague Valérie Vaz a brotherly smile.
If there was a flight of butterflies floating around her belly, she didn’t show it.
As the Prime Minister fell in his seat, Labor Chief Whip Nick Brown turned like a Russian doll to growl something in Rayners ear. Good luck maybe Or more likely: don’t arm that, honey.
Rayner has started well. Very well. I got a message from a man called Keir, she announced, a dig into Jeremy Corbyn’s habit of reading public messages.
The government benches burst into laughter. Keir had apparently self-isolated for the past two days while one of his children awaited a result from one of the government’s squeaky test centers.
Somehow it turned into a nursing home question.
How much, Rayner asked, did the average social worker make? Boris made that stuttering noise that Hugh Grant made in the Richard Curtis movies.
Labor leader Keir Starmer (pictured right) skipped PMQs on Wednesday but is out of quarantine after self-isolating for the past two days as one of his children awaited a result from one of the centers of government test.
Uh-uh-ugh, Mr. President. Uh uh uh. Chris Bryant (Lab, Rhondda) began to imitate him.
Several other MPs joined him. SNP chief Ian Blackford allowed himself a rude smile. Much like the Lib Dems, Sir Ed Davey.
It’s unlikely that neither pompous puffball had any clues either, but they were reveling in the Prime Minister’s crumble.
Finally, Boris pointed out that workers have been paid a lot more since the government introduced the living wage.
It was Rayners’ best moment. From then on, she went all in wood. This precocious zap abandoned her.
Turning her attention to testing, she tried a gag on Dominic Cummings, suggesting that the next time a man with symptoms travels from London to Durham, it will likely be for the nearest Covid test.
She may have read well during rehearsals, but her childbirth was more awkward than an old Lada Riva.
Boris was much better than the last two weeks, starting unsteadily from the side. He was serious and a worker.
Johnson v Rayner: Boris Johnson’s blood pressure briefly jumped following a silly suggestion by Rayner that the government had allowed the grouse shooting to continue simply because one of Boris’ donors
He also didn’t try to go wrong or get smart with the substitute oppo. Instead, he treated her with rare deference.
Of course, the Hon. Lady is right to voice the frustration of people across the country at the massive demand for testing
His blood pressure briefly jumped following a stupid suggestion from Rayner that the government had allowed grouse shooting to continue simply because one of Boris’ donors, former Carphone Warehouse tycoon David Ross, has a grouse moor.
Dismayed moans erupted from the government benches. Boris has accused his opponents of moving away from the sideline on tangential issues. Attacking national lawsuits is of course a Labor obsession.
There is never any consideration for the thousands of low-paid workers who depend on it for their livelihood.
When Sir Lindsay Hoyle called the time, Rayner hovered for a while. She smiles at her colleagues, showing them a thumbs up.
It was obviously a moment for her, and absolutely right too. Too bad that families remain excluded from public galleries.