Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg made an appearance at an anti-Brexit protest at the Conservative Party conference on Tuesday.
Our Future, Our Choice staged a funeral march demonstration entitled ‘Bury Brexit’ on Broad Street in Birmingham, near the site of the conference.
Protesters marched down the street carrying a coffin, and were unexpectedly joined by arch-Leaver Rees-Mogg.
One protester attempted to hand him a bunch of flowers, to which he responded by reciting a prayer in Latin.
talkRADIO asked Rees-Mogg if his appearance at the protest was intentional. He responded: "No, I was merely returning to the conference hall."
'Credit to Jacob Rees-Mogg'
Our Future, Our Choice spokesperson Cathleen Clarke, who delivered the eulogy for Brexit, said: “I laid Brexit to rest. Little did I know that one of this project’s forefathers would be stopping by to see the funeral rites of his political progeny.
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“Credit to Jacob Rees-Mogg - he did the decent thing. It was nice of him to stop by as his brainchild, Brexit, passed on into the political afterlife.”
Co-president Lara Spirit added: “It was great to see Mr. Rees-Mogg have to face up to the facts of Brexit’s mortality.
“Brexit’s two years of life were nasty, brutish, and short, and finally it has expired as a political idea. My generation realised this a long time ago. Hopefully with today’s intervention, Mr. Rees-Mogg will begin realising it too.
“Today we have buried Brexit. Mr. Rees-Mogg and Mr. Farage’s voodoo politics, we won’t raise this woebegone idea from the crypt. Sunlit uplands are ahead, but they won’t include Brexit, and it’s time our leaders woke up to that fact.”
Our Future, Our Choice's Femi Oluwole challenged Rees-Mogg over the Irish border issue.
"You mentioned that having that no deal isn't a problem because we can simply return to the situation we had during the Troubles with checks at the border. Do you maintain that position?" asked Oluwole.
"We still have security checks at the border in Northern Ireland, they go on all around Northern Ireland," Rees-Mogg said.
Earlier on Tuesday, Rees-Mogg lashed out at the Labour Party for banning talkRADIO host Julia Hartley-Brewer from next year’s conference after making a joke on Twitter about their designated safe space.
"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,” he said.