Jacob Rees-Mogg’s speech crashed by Extinction Rebellion protester

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s speech at a major conference today was disrupted by a protester.

Mr Rees-Mogg has just started his address at the National Conservatism Conference when he was interrupted by an Extinction Rebellion activist.

The man approached the former Cabinet minister on stage at the lecturn and told the audience: “Ladies and gentlemen, you’re very nice people and I’m sure you are fantastic.

“I would like to draw your attention to a few characteristics of fascism.”

Audience members booed as the protester was bundled off the stage.

Mr Rees-Mogg then said: “Our jolly good fellow has had to leave.

“But we believe in freedom of speech, so he can have his National Loonies Conference next week, and he can see how many people he gets.”

Environmental activists Extinction Rebellion have since responsibility for the disruption.

A post on the group’s Twitter account said: “XR disrupts the National Conservatism Conference, calling out the fascist ideologies of senior Cabinet members and MPs.

“This morning, an ordinary person stepped onto the stage and interrupted Jacob Rees-Mogg’s opening speech at the National Conservatism Conference.”

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