Yesterday Jacob Rees-Mogg was involved in a ‘scuffle’ at Bristol University. On Thursday he spoke out in the House about the Civil Service political bias in the presentation of Brexit figures. Two separate things.
At Bristol, he was to address a ticket only event at the University. Demonstrators – some of them masked and not students – broke into the event by the back doors and shouted him down as he rose on the podium. He’d said next to nothing when this all blew up and to his credit instead of giving in and walking out, went to the back of the hall to talk to them. A scuffle broke out in which he was jostled and pushed.
Some of us remember Germany in the 1930’s when the Nazis rose to power using the same tactics – disrupt and intimidate. ‘Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it‘
So how does the BBC ticker tape present these two unrelated things?
“Rees-Mogg involved in scuffle with students after speaking out over Brexit figures being fiddled”
Spin at it’s finest. Well done Biased BBC!
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