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Watch: Angela Rayner heckled by Palestine activists

It looks like the ructions over Labour’s Palestine position aren’t ending anytime soon. Since the horrifying Hamas massacre on October 7th last year, Labour leader Keir Starmer has refused to call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, instead making the case for a ‘sustainable ceasefire’ – which would involve Hamas handing over the remaining Israeli hostages and stopping its rocket fire into Israel.

That position has been met with predictable outrage from the left, which has accused the Labour leadership of colluding in a genocide.

Now it looks like the row is spilling over into MPs’ constituencies. According to a video posted by Manchester Palestine Action, activists interrupted a Labour fundraising event in Stockport this week. As Shadow Deputy Prime MinisterAngela Rayner spoke at the event, a man began shouting, and saying that his family had been killed in Gaza. After he was escorted out by security, another woman sitting at the back of the hall began to heckle Rayner too, asking how the deputy leader could call herself a feminist. She was then joined by several shouting activists.

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