Jacob Rees-Mogg Booed as He Arrives at Tory Conference

Jacob Rees-Mogg was booed as he arrived at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham on Sunday, October 2.

Footage from Twitter user @sneapster shows crowds shouting “Moggy Moggy Moggy!” at the business secretary.

According to the Birmingham Mail, a large protest outside the conference venue was organized by the People’s Assembly and environmentalist groups.

Rees-Mogg told Sky News that the protests were “a fact of democracy.”

“They’re shouting but it’s perfectly peaceful,” he continued. "And the right to peaceful expression of your view is fundamental to our constitution.” Credit: @sneapster via Storyful

Video transcript

[CROWD CLAMORING]

[VUVUZELA HORN BLARING]

[CROWD CHANTING "TORIES OUT"]

[CROWD CLAMORING]

- [INAUDIBLE]

- General election!

- Now!

- We are sick of this government not doing anything for the state of our biodiversity and the state of our climate. We are in a climate and biodiversity crisis where both our climate and biodiversity are in breakdown! We need action and we need it now! General election!

- Now!

- General election!

- Now!

- General election!

- Now!

- 40%! 40% of the species in this country are in decline. And this government is about to strip away the regulations and legislation that protects some of our most internationally endangered species, habitats, and sites. We need--