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Angela Rayner’s SAGE fake news

Angela Rayner (Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

As a former shadow education minister, you would expect Angela Rayner to be keeping a close eye on the scientific advice about when schools should begin to reopen. The government currently plans to reopen schools for some pupils on 1 June – a decision which has provoked the ire of several teaching unions, who say it is not yet safe for staff members or children.

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