'They weren't going to hit me', says Jacob Rees-Mogg MP.
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Scuffle MP Rees-Mogg says "they weren't going to hit me"

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg says he never felt threatened or in danger during a scuffle at a university event he was speaking at.

A small group of protesters disrupted his talk at the University of the West of England shortly after it began.

Mr Rees-Mogg approached the protesters and tried to engage with them before other members of the audience became involved in a scuffle.

Campus security staff arrived within minutes and the protesters left shortly afterwards.

  • 02 Feb 2018