Jon Snow apologised after claiming he had “never seen so many white people in one place” after Friday’s pro-Brexit protest. Speaking on LBC, Jacob Rees-Mogg was asked about the remarks to which he defended Mr Snow as “one of the foremost broadcasters in this country”. The Conservative MP for North East Somerset also recalled a story of when his son met Mr Snow, before branding the TV host as “the leftie off the tele”.
Mr Rees-Mogg said: “He came to a drinks part with me once. Some years ago. I have never told him this, so if he is listening, he will find out.
“One of my children opened the door, and saw him and ran to nanny, and said ‘nanny, nanny, it’s that leftie off the tele.
“Everyone knows Jon Snow is the leftie off the tele. I don’t think they should be too surprised but he is a very fair and good interviewer.”
Responding to Mr Snow’s remarks on Friday evening, the Tory MP said: “I think Jon Snow is one of the foremost broadcasters in this country.
Jacob Rees-Mogg claimed 'everyone knows Jon Snow is the leftie off the tele' (Image: C4NEWS•LBC)
Everyone knows Jon Snow is the leftie off the tele
“We know his political leanings, but like you actually. I don’t know if you will take this as a compliment but it is intended as one.
“You’re as tough an interviewer on somebody from the right as you are on somebody from the left.
“Jon Snow does the same from the other direction. I always feel when I am being