Would be Conservative Party leader Jacob Rees-Mogg has found himself in the centre of a racism storm, over comments he made at the Tory Party conference.
Mr Rees-Mogg made the controversial comments at a pro-Brexit rally in Birmingham last night.
He said: All the countries who are least interested in their people call themselves ‘people’s’, don’t they?
“So the People’s Republic of China? Oh, that’s communist.
“And the People’s Republic of Jam Jar, or something like that, of Libya, was what it was called when Colonel Gaddafi was in charge.”
Labour MP Alex Sobel, a backer of the Best for Britain campaign, hit out at Mr Rees-Mogg, telling the Mirror: “This not only shows the same sort of casual racism Boris Johnson has displayed but also a disdain for the rest of the world which would leave us isolated and economically eviscerated if he is allowed his hard Brexit.”