The ‘man in the white shirt’ who hit a woman protester at a Jacob Rees-Mogg speech says he stepped in to protect the MP due to a lack of security.
The man said his reaction was prompted by a lack of security and that he feared for an attack on Mr Rees-Mogg in the wake of Jo Cox’s murder.
”Jo Cox was uppermost in my mind, so an uppercut to a woman seemed like the right response. Sadly I only managed a rather clumsy slap instead. I’m sure Jo would have approved, if only she hadn’t died as a result of a violent assault by a right-wing thug.”
“I was particularly incensed that people were saying words to Jacob Rees-Mogg, some of them in a loud voice. As we know, the lesson of history is that words often lead onto actions and in some cases, violent action.”
“The fact that I punched someone shows my concerns about the lack of security were well-founded. I now hope that the authorities manage to identify me and I suffer the full force of the law. It’s the only language these thugs understand.”
Right, who’s next? Do you want some, mate?”