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Angela Rayner says it ‘doesn’t matter’ trans rapist has a penis

Angela Rayner has said it “doesn’t matter” that trans rapist Isla Bryson has a penis.

The Labour deputy leader was asked whether the phrase “her penis” made sense as she discussed whether Bryson should have been put in a women’s prison.

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The 31-year-old raped two women while identifying as a man, before being sent to Cornton Vale women’s prison near Stirling in a placement that caused public uproar.

“To be honest, I don’t think that particularly matters. I think people just want to see the human side of being compassionate for people, but also seek that reassurance around safe spaces.

Rayner’s sentiments have sparked backlash, with Tory MP Nickie Aiken saying it renders the Labour deputy leader unfit for office.

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