The leader of the House of Commons had the audience laughing as he said Jeremy Corbyn has achieved something incredible which was of being “more unpopular on his side than on ours”. Mr Rees-Mogg’s attack comes as Mr Corbyn has faced criticism for “sitting on the fence” over his stance on Brexit as he has failed to say which side he supports. The rest of the Labor party said last week they are backing Remain and campaigning for a second referendum.
Speaking at the conference, Mr Rees-Mogg said: “On the left we have Jeremy Corbyn, self-renowned Marxist, arguably the left-wing leader the Labor Party has ever had.
“He has achieved the most remarkable feat of being more unpopular on his side than on ours.
“I never thought I would get such applause for Jeremy Corbyn at a Tory Party Conference.
“Mr Corbyn would have the public believe that he is a man of principle.
Jacob Rees-Mogg has delegates in stitches as he brutally attacks Corbyn(Image: GETTY / SKY)
Jacob Rees-Mogg accused Mr Corbyn of “running away”(Image: SKY)
“A man who spend his career in the division lobbies as a Eurosceptic with our great heroes, voting against the European Union and he’s campaigned for Remain.
“Now Mr Corbyn’s surrender act simply offers more confusion and delay at a cost of £ 250 million every week.
“This from the gentleman who has spent the last two years demanding an immediate general election only now to run away from an election once it was offered to him as a model of Georgie-Porgie.
“Jeremy Corbyn ran away.”
Jacob Rees-Mogg branded Mr Corbyn a Eurosceptic (Image: SKY)
His comments follow as Mr Corbyn has rejected Boris Johnson’s offer of a general election twice leading critics to suggest he couldn’t win.
However the Labor leader has said the party’s priority is blocking a no deal before holding an election.
Mr Rees-Mogg added: “He is a man who has claimed to have spent his entire career fighting racism only to allow such anti-Jewish racism to proliferate in his party that under his leadership it has become the second party in this nation’s history, after the BNP, to be formally investigated for racism.
“I do not believe that Jeremy Corbyn is a bad man but he is a weak man. Too weak to lead his party, certainly too weak to lead his country.
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“Behind him there may be stronger men like Sir Keir Starmer, poised as if Brutus, stiletto in hand, waiting the moment to strike.
“Striking of course being something the left are quite fond of.
“The supposed mastermind of Labor’s Brexit policy has steered the Labor party into the implausible strength as they want to negotiate a new deal with Brussels then to campaign against in a referendum.
“That is Labor logic for you.”