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Mordaunt says Sunak ‘completely wrong’ for ducking D-Day early in BBC debate



A rainbow of party leaders and top representatives are sparring on a BBC debate tonight (Picture: Tayfun Salci/ZUMA Press Wire/Shu)

Top Tory Penny Mordaunt clashed with Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner on the NHS, immigration, defence and pretty much everything in between in a simmering BBC debate.

The public broadcaster just aired a multi-party General Election debate involving leaders and senior representatives from seven major parties.

All were grilled about Rishi Sunak ducking a D-Day commemoration in Normandy, France, early to fly back to London, where he recorded an interview with ITV.

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Mordaunt said this was ‘completely wrong’ while declining to say whether she would have left the event early, too.

Elsewhere, recently-milkshaked Nigel Farage, of Reform UK, was met with raised eyebrows and eyerolls from the studio audience when he said this was the ‘immigration election’.

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While moderator Mishal Husain had to interrupt Mordaunt as she claimed Labour will make working families pay £2,000 more in tax – a figure questioned by Treasury officials and opposition party figures.

Green Party co-leader Carla Denyer agreed with Rayner saying Labour has changed – ‘into the Conservatives’, that is.

Sunak’s day took a turn for worse this afternoon after Count Binface announced he would stand against Sunak in his constituency.

‘Rishi Sunak, you shirked D-Day, but you won’t be able to avoid B-Day,’ he said onX.

‘Time to take out the trash.’

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