Why I had to confront Jacob Rees-Mogg, and speak the truth about austerity | Shabbir Lakha

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This potential Tory leader needs to know why a policy that has devastated the lives of millions – a policy he still champions – causes such outrage

A week ago I confronted Jacob Rees-Mogg with other protesters at a public meeting in Manchester, as part of the People’s Assembly Against Austerity’s week of action against the Tories. He is an up-and-coming figure in the Conservative party with support to be the next leader, so I am proud that I was able to convey directly to him the message of 50,000 people who had marched through Manchester the day before.

I am proud that I was able to convey directly to him the message of 50,000 people who marched through Manchester

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