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.”
Jacob Rees-Mogg is in line for a huge personal windfall when Britain exits the single market
Since you are here
Since you are here, we wanted to ask for your help.
Journalism in Britain is under threat. The government is becoming increasingly authoritarian and our media is run by a handful of billionaires, most of whom reside overseas and all of them have strong political allegiances and financial motivations.
Our mission is to hold the powerful to account. It is vital that free media is allowed to exist to expose hypocrisy, corruption, wrongdoing and abuse of power. But we can't do it without you.
If you can afford to contribute a small donation to the site it will help us to continue our work in the best interests of the public. We only ask you to donate what you can afford, with an option to cancel your subscription at any point.
To donate or subscribe to The London Economic, click here.
The TLE shop is also now open, with all profits going to supporting our work.
The shop can be found here.
You can also SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER .