Anti-Brexit protesters hurl abuse at Jacob Rees-Mogg and 12-year-old son as they walk home

Mail Online | 10/19/2019 | James Wood For Mailonline
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This is the shocking moment Jacob Rees-Mogg and his young son are followed home by anti-Brexit protesters who shout 'shame on you', 'traitor' and 'scumbag'.

The leader of the House of Commons, 50, and his young son Peter Theodore Alphege, 12, were targeted by demonstrators as they walked back to their Westminster home this afternoon.

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Flanked by a large number of police officers, the pair were subjected to insults including 'nazi' and 'traitor' - interspersed with shouts from pro-Brexit protesters such as 'keep fighting Jacob', 'no deal' and 'WTO'.

Tory MPs including Andrea Leadsom and Michael Gove also endured 'frightening' abuse and were given a large police escort as they left the Commons.

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Video of the incident was posted to social media by Sky News political correspondent Lewis Goodall who described the incident as 'pretty grim'.

In the footage, Mr Rees-Mogg and his son are followed for several minutes through the Inner London borough as anti-Brexit protesters shout loud abuse.

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It comes after the Commons today voted 322 to 306 in favour of an amendment postponing a decision on the Prime Minister's deal.

The vote activates the Benn Act - a Remainer law that compels him to send a letter tonight asking Brussels for a delay.

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Afterwards Mr Rees-Mogg announced the government was planning to give MPs a fresh chance to have a 'meaningful vote' on the deal hammered out by Mr Johnson with Brussels on Monday.

Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson said of the abuse directed at Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'This is not acceptable. Everyone has a right to their opinion.

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'In these charged times, it's even more important that we should disagree well with one another - never resort to intimidation or yelling abuse. Hope Jacob, and especially his young son, are OK.'

There were grim confrontations around the estate as MPs, including...
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