MPs Offer Bipartisan Support For Jacob Rees-Mogg Following Incident
Today, a video has emerged of a confrontation between protesters and Jacob Rees Mogg’s family. We will not be sharing the video as we do not want to expose his children or add to their further scrutiny. However, comments by members of the protest include statements such as “Lots of people hate your daddy, do you know that?”.
One of the truly remarkable things about British Politics is that when instances like this arise, Members of Parliament, regardless of party are not afraid to offer their support.
Many MPs have tweeted about the incident.
“This is sick. You can see how upset his kids are. This isn't leftwing or justified. Whatever disagreements you have with Jacob Rees-Mogg targeting his children and family is beyond the pale because no politicians family should ever be considered fair game.” Tweeted Labour & Co-op MP Stella Creasy
“Leave the kids out of it. Don’t care what your views on Jacob Rees-Mogg, it is disgraceful to target his family, and shameful when politics becomes personal abuse. Children & family are never fair game” Tweeted Yvette Cooper
The incident and the media’s subsequent response towards it epitomises the personal and poisonous nature regarding the global political sphere at the moment. With headlines brandishing and blaming the left, associating the incident with the labour party, we can once again see the importance of narratives in today’s media.
Just as groups like the EDL do not represent the Conservative Party, the groups in today’s incident did not represent the labour party.