Angela Rayner’s recent Twitter posts read like a Jeremiad against hypocrisy in politics. “This is not a government it is a racket,” she wrote in response to ITV News’ reporting on allegations that the government had “fast-tracked” contracts for Covid testing to selected organisations. The Tories had used “the pandemic as the cover to enrich the friends of Tory Ministers,” she said. Rayner has fashioned a position in the Labour leadership distinctive for its focus on Tory hypocrisy and its close cousin, Tory sleaze.