Jacob Rees-Mogg: Labour is showing 'extreme snowflakiness'

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Jacob Rees-Mogg has accused the Labour party of "extreme snowflakiness" after talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer was banned from future conferences for making a "joke" online about a safe space at their annual conference.

Appearing on the breakfast show, Rees-Mogg said he "certainly wouldn't ban any journalist" from a conference, and accused Jeremy Corbyn of wanting to "regulate newspapers".

When asked by Hartley-Brewer why the Conservative party conference didn't have a designated safe space, Rees-Mogg said they were "nonsense".



"Safe space is nonsense, and you cannot say if you believe in free speech that you can never be offended. You can say that people shouldn't shout far in a crowded room and that they shouldn't incite murder and things like that.

"I think this is really an extreme snowflakiness that Labour is showing and it really underlines the fact the Labour party doesn't believe in free speech, and Jeremy Corbyn wants to regulate newspapers because they're occasionally rude about him.

Rees-Mogg called for "healthy free speech" at conferences, saying: "We need to have the morning star at the Tory party conference and we need to have the equivalent at the Labour party conference."

"Frankly, it'll be their loss at the Labour party conference once they start banning you and others. There'll be nobody else there," he added.