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Anti-Brexit protesters hurl abuse at Jacob Rees-Mogg and 12-year-old son as they walk home

This is the shocking moment Jacob Rees-Mogg and his young son are followed home by anti-Brexit protesters who shout ‘shame on you’, ‘traitor’ and ‘scumbag’. 

The leader of the House of Commons, 50, and his young son Peter Theodore Alphege, 12, were targeted by demonstrators as they walked back to their Westminster home this afternoon.

Flanked by a large number of police officers, the pair were subjected to abuse including ‘nazi’ and ‘traitor’ – interspersed with shouts from pro-Brexit protesters including ‘keep fighting Jacob’, ‘no deal’ and ‘WTO’. 

The leader of the House of Commons, 50, and his young son Peter Theodore Alphege, 12, were targeted by demonstrators this afternoon

Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom also alleged 'frightening' abuse from anti-Brexit protesters shortly after MPs voted to delay a vote on Boris Johnson's deal

Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom also alleged ‘frightening’ abuse from anti-Brexit protesters shortly after MPs voted to delay a vote on Boris Johnson’s deal

Michael Gove is escorted by police as he leaves the Houses of Parliament this afternoon

Michael Gove is escorted by police as he leaves the Houses of Parliament this afternoon

After the encounter, Mrs Leadsom tweeted: 'Why do the so called 'People's Vote' protesters think it's ok to abuse, intimidate and scream in the face of someone they don't agree with?'

After the encounter, Mrs Leadsom tweeted: ‘Why do the so called ‘People’s Vote’ protesters think it’s ok to abuse, intimidate and scream in the face of someone they don’t agree with?’

Video of the ‘frightening’ abuse was posted to social media by Sky News political correspondent Lewis Goodall who described the incident as ‘pretty grim’. 

In the footage, the pair are followed for several minutes through the Inner London borough as anti-Brexit protesters shout loud abuse.

It comes after the Commons today voted 322 to 306 in favour of an amendment postponing a decision on the Prime Minister’s deal.

The vote activates the Benn Act – a Remainer law that compels him to send a letter tonight asking Brussels for a delay. 

Afterwards Mr Rees-Mogg announced the government the Government was planning to give MPs a fresh chance to have a ‘meaningful vote’ on the deal hammered out by Mr Johnson with Brussels on Monday. 

Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson said of the abuse directed at Jacob Rees-Mogg: ‘This is not acceptable. Everyone has a right to their opinion. 

‘In these charged times, it’s even more important that we should disagree well with one another – never resort to intimidation or yelling abuse. Hope Jacob, and especially his young son, are ok.’

Dozens have commented on the footage of Mr Rees-Mogg and his son, with many slamming the involvement of a child.  

In the footage, the pair are followed for several minutes through the Inner London borough as anti-Brexit protesters shout loud abuse

In the footage, the pair are followed for several minutes through the Inner London borough as anti-Brexit protesters shout loud abuse

Flanked by a large number of police officers, the pair were subjected to abuse including 'nazi' and 'traitor'

Flanked by a large number of police officers, the pair were subjected to abuse including ‘nazi’ and ‘traitor’

The protesters follow Mr Rees-Mogg and his son through Westminster streets as they return to their home

Eventually the protesters have to stop as they encounter a police blockade

The protesters follow Mr Rees-Mogg and his son through Westminster streets as they return to their home. Eventually the protesters have to stop as they encounter a police blockade 

Police urged people to leave Mr Gove alone as he leaved the Houses of Parliament this afternoon

Police urged people to leave Mr Gove alone as he leaved the Houses of Parliament this afternoon

Dozens have commented on the footage of Mr Rees-Mogg and his son, with many slamming the involvement of a child (Mr Rees-Mogg and his son walk home surrounded by police)

Dozens have commented on the footage of Mr Rees-Mogg and his son, with many slamming the involvement of a child (Mr Rees-Mogg and his son walk home surrounded by police)

Sarah Dixon said: ‘Appalling behaviour. For me this is the deep, dark ugliness that Brexit has brought out in society. When is it ever right to harrass any person walking home from work with their child?’

While Ian Kirk said: ‘He has a child with him. Have these people no shame?’

And Chris Rose commented: ‘I would expect grown up people to not behave a certain way around children, particularly if they’re as ‘peaceful’ as they claim to be.’  

The scenes came following today’s vote as it was unclear whether the government will now try to re-run the ‘meaningful’ vote on the deal on Monday.

Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg announced the move in the aftermath of the showdown this afternoon.

His announcement prompted dismay among opposition MPs, while Speaker John Bercow expressed his unhappiness with the situation. 

Mr Bercow complained he had been ‘blindsided’ and suggested he might rule it out of order. The Commons Speaker said he was expecting ministers to bring forward legislation to secure support for their deal, but expressed surprise at the plan to table a motion.

He outlined that he would consider the matter over the weekend before making a ruling on Monday.  

There were grim confrontations around the estate as MPs, including Mr Rees-Mogg, headed for home (pictured, Jacob Rees-Mogg walks home with his son - not seen)

There were grim confrontations around the estate as MPs, including Mr Rees-Mogg, headed for home (pictured, Jacob Rees-Mogg walks home with his son – not seen) 

Police officers escort Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove during an anti-Brexit, Let Us Be Heard rally in Parliament Square, London

Police officers escort Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove during an anti-Brexit, Let Us Be Heard rally in Parliament Square, London

Andrea Leadsom leaves the Houses of Parliament as parliament discusses Brexit, sitting on a Saturday for the first time since the 1982 Falklands War. She has complained of abuse on her way out of Westminster

Andrea Leadsom leaves the Houses of Parliament as parliament discusses Brexit, sitting on a Saturday for the first time since the 1982 Falklands War. She has complained of abuse on her way out of Westminster

Hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in London today to call for a second vote on Brexit (pictured, Mr Rees-Mogg and his son are surrounded by protesters as they walk home)

Hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in London today to call for a second vote on Brexit (pictured, Mr Rees-Mogg and his son are surrounded by protesters as they walk home)

Demonstrators could be heard shouting 'shame' as Mr Rees-Mogg and his young son passed the protesters on London's Millbank, while police could be heard urging people to leave Mr Gove alone

Demonstrators could be heard shouting ‘shame’ as Mr Rees-Mogg and his young son passed the protesters on London’s Millbank, while police could be heard urging people to leave Mr Gove alone

There were grim confrontations around the estate as MPs, including Mr Rees-Mogg, headed for home.       

Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom has alleged she received ‘frightening’ abuse from anti-Brexit protesters shortly after MPs voted to delay a vote on Boris Johnson’s deal.

Footage posted to social media showed both Mrs Leadsom and her Cabinet colleagues Jacob Rees-Mogg and Michael Gove being heckled by People’s Vote demonstrators as they left the House of Parliament under police escort.

Boos and shouts of ‘shame on you’ were directed at Mrs Leadsom as she walked down the street surrounded by officers.

Similarly, demonstrators could be heard shouting ‘shame’ as Mr Rees-Mogg and his young son passed the protesters on London’s Millbank, while police could be heard urging people to leave Mr Gove alone.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in London today to call for a second vote on Brexit, as MPs approved an amendment which saw a vote on the Government’s deal pushed back to next week.

After the encounter, Mrs Leadsom tweeted: ‘Thank goodness for our superb police. Just walked home safely from HoC with their protection – why do the so called ‘People’s Vote’ protesters think it’s ok to abuse, intimidate and scream in the face of someone they don’t agree with?

‘So frightening, and so grateful to the police,’ she added.

Labour’s Diane Abbott was also filmed being targeted by pro-Brexit demonstrators who asked if she was wearing ‘Jeremy Corbyn’s slippers’ and told her ‘it’s about time we stopped all this’.

Labour's Diane Abbott (right at an anti-Brexit rally today) was also filmed being targeted by pro-Brexit demonstrators who asked if she was wearing 'Jeremy Corbyn's slippers'

Labour’s Diane Abbott (right at an anti-Brexit rally today) was also filmed being targeted by pro-Brexit demonstrators who asked if she was wearing ‘Jeremy Corbyn’s slippers’

It’s not the first time Jacob Rees-Mogg and his children have been subject to abuse. In September last year class ‘activists’ launched a sickening tirade at Mr Rees-Mogg’s children – including his six-year-old son – telling them their daddy is a ‘totally horrible person’. 

The three youngsters stood stunned while their parents tried to usher them inside, but they still heard the full bullying rant demanding to be told how much the family’s long serving nanny is paid.

Activist Ian Bone, wearing a flat cap and leaning on a stick, was filmed shouting: ‘Your daddy won’t answer the question.

‘Your daddy is a totally horrible person. A lot of people don’t like your daddy, you know that. No he’s probably not told you about that.’

The grandfather and father-of-five added: ‘A lot of people hate him.’

The encounter involving the Rees-Mogg’s nanny Veronica Crook – who has been with the family for decades and cared for the MP when he was a boy – lasted several minutes. 

It was filmed by left wing activist group Class War and posted on their Facebook page. 

It's not the first time Jacob Rees-Mogg and his children have been subject to abuse. In September last year class 'activists' launched a sickening tirade at Mr Rees-Mogg's children

It’s not the first time Jacob Rees-Mogg and his children have been subject to abuse. In September last year class ‘activists’ launched a sickening tirade at Mr Rees-Mogg’s children 

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