‘Fake news!’ ‘Fake Conservatives!’: Pro-Brexit protester storms McVey’s Tory leadership launch
The protester directed his rage at the media who had gathered to hear McVey pitch her leadership credentials and outline why she was best placed to succeed Theresa May as prime minister.Also on rt.com Former TV colleague Lorraine Kelly throws ‘major shade’ at Tory leader hopeful McVey live on air
No sooner had the former work and pensions secretary finished her speech, could the Tory member be seen running on to the platform to vent his fury.
Excuse me, you are all fake news and you are all fake Conservatives!
'You are all fake news, and these people are all fake Conservatives'— ITV News (@itvnews) June 10, 2019
A protester, who told @PaulBrandITV he was angry about Brexit, interrupts Esther McVey's campaign launch event https://t.co/7zdOSfe5HBpic.twitter.com/CD5tbsi2u4
The assembled audience at the euroskeptic Bruges Group in London started booing the man, who is a self-confessed “paid up member of the Conservative Party.”According to ITV's Paul Brand the man's name is Graham Moore, and he is angry MPs have not delivered Brexit.
Officials at the launch attempted to remove him, as he warned them that if they were to touch him, he would have them arrested.
A minor scuffle then ensued before the noticeably upset man departed the room, not before dishing out some more harsh words and finger pointing at McVey, other Tories who sat on the panel, and the media, who he branded again: “Fake news.”
It came after McVey had earlier been brutally snubbed by her former TV colleague, Lorraine Kelly, during a live broadcast. She and the other Conservative leadership hopefuls, including Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, officially launched their campaign bids on Monday.
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