Rees-Mogg shames Labour in Commons outburst 'You want people superglued to motorways!'

Jacob Rees-Mogg fired off at the Labour Party, accusing them of wanting “people to glue themselves to motorways and block up our major arteries”. Mr Rees-Mogg did not hold back as he went up against his Labour counterpart, the Shadow Commons leader Thangam Debbonaire. This comes after resounding defeats in the House of Lords for the Government’s plans to crack down on disruptive protests that pose a threat to national infrastructure.

The Lords threw out 14 amendments to the Government’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.

This has left Home Secretary Priti Patel’s landmark plans in disarray.

Speaking in the Commons on Thursday, Mr Rees-Mogg said: “Then we get to the socialists’ desire for superglue.

“Do you know they want sales of superglue to go up? They are the advertisers for superglue or Araldite.”

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He continued: “They want people glueing themselves to motorways, blocking up our major arteries because they got their Labour peers, their socialist peers in their fine ermine-trimmed robes, to vote to obstruct the highways.

“That is what we get with socialism: control, interference, bossiness and fear, and with Conservatives, you get a growing economy.”

Peers from the House of Lords, after voting down the amendments, branded the measures “outrageous” and an “assault on our democracy”.

The Government’s initiative behind the protest law followed a series of climate protests which caused disruption and delay on major roads and motorways in the latter half of 2021.

A combination of Labour, Liberal Democrats and Green votes thrwated the Conservatives’ plans.

Former Labour MP Lord Hain said, “This Bill, in my view, represents the biggest threat to the right to dissent and non-violent protest in my lifetime. It’s deeply reactionary. It’s an authoritarian attack on the fundamental liberties of our citizens.”

Green peer Baroness Jones described the government’s plans as “oppressive” and “plain nasty”.

The bill now faces going back and forth between the Commons and Lords as Mr Johnson’s Government refuses to back down from the proposals.

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