JACOB Rees-Mogg was left stunned on GB News as a journalist ripped apart “disgusting” Tory policies.

Political commentator Marina Purkiss said the Tories were “drawing attention” to issues which have little impact on people’s lives in a bid to distract them from the party’s own failings.

The journalist encouraged viewers to consider whether it was debates over Roald Dahl being re-written that would really impact their lives or whether it was the crisis in the NHS.

Rees-Mogg then put it to Purkiss that she should “stand up for freedom of speech”.

She said: “Mr freedom of speech here. Did you or did you not vote people to stop protesting if it was annoying?”

Rees-Mogg replied that public protest was “very important” but that new laws were important to “get the balance right”.

Purkiss challenged the MP to explain how freedom of speech would “make people’s lives better”. 

She added: “Me making my case on this programme, which I will never come back on, is just so people understand that this is not going to help them.

“Freedom of speech is not going to help you pay your bills, it’s not going to put food on the table, it’s not going to feed your kids."

Rees-Mogg continued to repeat the idea that it was “really important” and that he used his platform to give people “freedom of speech” in a bid to make their case.

He added that the “left don’t like this”.

Purkiss continued: “I didn’t realise I was on the left. I just realised I was a decent person. I’m not a massive lefty.

“I just realised what you lot are doing in government is disgusting. You lie and you lie and you’ve got no contrition for what you’ve done to people. Your Brexit. Do you care?”

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Rees-Mogg said the British people voted for Brexit and denied being a liar. He claimed that it would help to bring cheaper food through deals with Australia and New Zealand.