Dominic Raab gives bizarre wink as he mocks Angela Rayner
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Countdown legend Carol Vorderman has blasted Dominic Raab for his behaviour towards Angela Rayner in Parliament today. The Deputy Prime Minister faced backlash after winking at Angela and criticising her for attending an opera.
Carol, 61, gave Dominic a piece of her mind in view of her 483,300 followers this afternoon.
Taking to Twitter, she reshared an article describing the interaction between Dominic, 48, and Angela, 42.
Carol wrote: “Misogynistic snob winking at @AngelaRayner.
“So working class people shouldn’t be able to go to the opera @dominicraab?
“I thought the days of ‘know your place you poor people/peasants’ were over.
“Patently they aren’t. Could someone please make this stuff stop?”
Dominic garnered criticism today after accusing Angela of “champagne socialism” for going to the opera during the rail strikes.
The MP, who winked at Angela in the House of Common, was accused of sexism and snobbery.
As the pair butted heads over the rail strikes during Prime Minister’s Questions in the Commons, the Justice Secretary attacked the Labour frontbencher for visiting East Sussex’s Glyndebourne opera house.
After the session had concluded Angela offered a retort to Dominic’s remarks.
She said: “My advice to the Deputy Prime Minister is to cut out the snobbery and brush up on his opera.
“The Marriage of Figaro is the story of a working-class woman who gets the better of a privileged but dim-witted villain.”
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A spokesperson for Boris Johnson also made it clear that the Prime Minister did not stand by Dominic’s actions.
“Everybody should be able to enjoy arts and culture and other such things across the UK,” the spokesperson told reporters.
People also took to the comments of Carol’s post to weigh in on the controversial exchange, with many agreeing with the stars’ take.
Simon commented: “What hope do we have for culture and the arts in this country when politicians think going to the opera is a cause for ridicule?
“Would he have done the same if @AngelaRayner had gone to Wimbledon or a football match?”
While Fran wrote: “It’s so annoying. I was at Glyndebourne yesterday, a working class girl from Llanelli and loved every minute of it. Why shouldn’t I be able to enjoy opera!”
“If only Carol,” Duncan lamented, “That wink says it all. That’s what they think about the people. They are a disgrace.”
“They are all pretty horrible people,” Alistair added simply.
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