Since the events took place on Friday, the SKWAWKBOX has published analysis of the video footage from Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg’s speech at University of West England (UWE) in Bristol, proving that the ‘antifa’ protesters who disrupted the event, while noisy, were peaceful and that physical contact was initiated by a white-shirted Rees-Mogg supporter.
The video evidence is completely at odds with the presentation of events by mainstream and right-wing media – and senior Tory politicians – who have described ‘left-wing violence and intimidation’.
Yesterday, the SKWAWKBOX revealed the identity of the white-shirted man as a Bristol-based martial arts instructor and keen poster of pro-Mogg petitions. The Tory ministers were informed and invited to retract and apologise, but have so far failed to do so.
Now the SKWAWKBOX has received a series of photographs showing the same man at a party – in nazi ‘SS’ uniform – of which a selection is shown below:
The uniform looks realistic apart from a reversed swastika on the cap badge. Judging by the trophy in one image, they may have been taken at a party for Townsley’s martial arts school. The identity of the photographer is unknown.
The images are published here on the grounds of overwhelming public interest. In 2011, then-Tory MP Aidan Burley resigned after sparking outrage by attending a party at which similar uniforms were worn. Six years earlier, Prince Harry had to issue a public apology for wearing nazi uniform to a fancy dress party.
Jacob Rees-Mogg has denied knowing his supporter, but these images will be highly embarrassing for Tory front-benchers Sajid Javid and party chair Brandon Lewis, along with others at the forefront of the Conservatives’ attempts to misrepresent and exploit Friday night’s ‘altercation’.
Paul Townsley was asked for comment but has not so far responded.
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