Novara Media: EXCLUSIVE Interview with the Founder of Activate UK
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Tonight we interviewed Thomas Wellington, founder of Activate – the Tory answer to Momentum.
Mr Wellington explained how the biggest division within the organisation is whether Theresa May should step down, with the Activate leadership calling on Jacob Rees-Mogg to replace her as both party leader and Prime Minister.
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