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Watch: Jacob Rees-Mogg clashes with ‘left-wing’ broadcaster

Jacob Rees-Mogg clashes with Lewis Goodall (Credit: News Agents/ Twitter)

Jacob Rees–Mogg’s speech at the Popular Conservatism launch went down well with the assembled crowd in Westminster, but the Tory MP was forced on to the defensive when he came off stage. Rees-Mogg was asked by News Agents journalist Lewis Goodall, formerly of the BBC, to defend his attack on ‘Davos Man’.

‘How much money did you make in the city?,’ Goodall asked Rees-Mogg.

‘That’s such a childish question,’ Rees-Mogg replied, before accusing his interviewer of being ‘a very left-wing broadcaster’:

‘You seem to be representing the left wing. Are you doing your bit of due impartiality?’, Mogg asked Goodall.

Mogg then accused the podcast host of failing to properly listen to his speech. He also told Goodall to ‘keep your hands to yourself’ during the acrimonious exchange. Mr S hopes there was no shortage of popcorn at the PopCon conference…

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