Jacob Rees-Mogg mobbed in abortion protest at Tory conference

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A Tory conference event featuring Jacob Rees-Mogg has descended into chaos after protesters mobbed the high-profile backbencher.

Demonstrators holding up placards chanted "Tories out" at the packed meeting on Brexit.

Conservative supporters returned fire, shouting "Labour scum".

Mr Rees-Mogg was mobbed by a couple of protesters who harangued him directly about his views on abortion.

The MP for North East Somerset, speaking from a lectern, appealed for calm.

"Ladies and gentlemen, let us have a proper and thoughtful debate," he said.

Karla, who did not want to give her surname, challenged the Tory MP about reports he profited from an abortion drug despite being opposed to terminations in all circumstances.

The 31-year-old, from the outskirts of Manchester, said: "I think it is very hypocritical that you profit from a drug that allows for abortions."

Mr Rees-Mogg replied: "That story is not true."