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Angry scenes as protesters heckle Boris Johnson over Brexit

There were angry scenes this morning as people gathered to protest a lunch expected to be attended by Boris Johnson.

Around half a dozen people gathered to protest Britain's decision to leave the European Union - a campaign spearheaded by the Conservative MP.

Boris Johnson, who shocked many when he announced he was not running for leadership of the party, to have a private lunch with Tiverton & Honiton Conservatives.

Chants of "Boris is a liar, you're having lunch with a liar" could be head from the protesters.

The supporters could not be heard as Boris got out of his car - but instead he was greeted by a local resident who started by asking him his view on "leaving Europe" before moving on to England's calamitous crash out of Euro2016.

Jacob Rees-Mogg backs Boris for Prime Minister

Jacob Rees-Mogg has backed Boris Johnson Credit: ITV West Country

MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has backed Boris Johnson to be the next Conservative Party Leader.

In a statement the North East Somerset MP said he believed Johnson was best placed to carry out renegotiations with the EU for the UK's departure.

His calm response in the face of hostile verbal attack in the referendum debates showed his statesman like qualities and mastery of the detail.

In addition he has the verve and energy to be a great Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party. He has the sense to be a unifier and the charisma to be an effective representative of the nation on the world stage.

– Jacob Rees-Mogg
Boris Johnson is one of the front runners for the party leadership Credit: Mary Turner/PA

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Protesters heckle London's mayor in Bristol

The London mayor Boris Johnson, was verbally attacked as he arrived in Bristol today.

A handful of protesters jeered as he tried to do interviews in support of Conservative candidates for elected mayor and crime commissioners in the city.

But he fought back but was eventually forced to flee to a quieter spot.

Our political correspondent Bob Constantine was there:

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