Left-wing activists from the group “Class War” doorstepped Jacob Rees-Mogg and his family, abusing his young children, repeatedly telling them that people “hate” their “daddy”.
The abusers turned up outside the leading Brexiteer’s London home Tuesday afternoon, and also took aim at his nanny, telling her she has “Stockholm syndrome” and is not paid enough.
Speaking to the children, some of whom are infants, the older male activist from the group Class War said, “your daddy is a totally horrible person” and a “Latin-eating toff”.
He also snarled in the footage: “Lots of people don’t like your daddy, do you know that? Lots of people hate him! You know the nanny that looks after you, Daddy doesn’t pay her very much.”
The nanny refuses to tell them how much she is paid and remains calm as one child hugs her. “All I can tell you is I’m very happy,” she adds.
The group published footage of the attack online themselves, proudly tweeting it at newspapers. However, they were swiftly labelled “vile”, “bitter”, and “child abusers”.
Tuesday night, 6pm @Jacob_Rees_Mogg London town house. Free nanny Crook!
— Class War (@Classwar2015) September 9, 2018
Unrepentant, they wrote on Twitter Wednesday afternoon: “Just to be clear we’re totally intolerant of old Etonian Tory bigwigs trying to ruin peoples lives. And we don’t mind telling that to their kids.”
They also responded to criticism by blaming Mr Rees-Mogg, adding on Facebook: “So you lot of Rees Mogg sympathisers don’t think there’s anything wrong with him wheeling his kids, Stepford wife and Nanny out to confront the protest then?
“Mogg was the one who forced them all out the house – so who’s the bully there then?”
Perhaps most menacingly of all, days before the demonstration the group Tweeted “We fucking hate your sort… we have plans for you.”
Class War Outside Moggs Earlier… pic.twitter.com/N9z5QBKNQD
— Class War (@Classwar2015) September 11, 2018
Home Secretary Sajid Javid was one of those to offer support to Mr Rees-Mogg and his family, branding the protest as “absolutely disgraceful” on Twitter.
Tory MEP and Brexiteer Daniel Hannan also tweeted his support: “A Leftist mob ambushes Mogg on his doorstep, shouting at his young children: ‘Your daddy’s a totally horrible person, lots of people hate your daddy’.
“What is happening to this country, for the love of God?”
— Class War (@Classwar2015) September 8, 2018