The staggering allegation came from ardent Remainer AC Grayling, who argued a majority of UK citizens wanted to stay within the European Union.
The pair clashed during a 30-minute long heated debate broadcast on LBC on Thursday evening.
The Master of the New College of the Humanities in London was accused of “sour grapes” as he railed against June’s historic referendum result.
Jacob Rees-Mogg clashed with AC Grayling on Thursday
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We are really talking about a quarter of the population
He said: “The British people have voted to Leave, the House of Commons has voted to Leave, Professor Grayling wants us to stay – I’m with the majority.”
The Conservative MP’s remarks sparked Mr Grayling to retaliate: “This phrase ‘the British people’ I do think it’s the most terrific catchphrase.
“We are really talking about a quarter of the population when you sum up who that 37 per cent of the restricted franchise was.”
Jacob Rees-Mogg defended Leave voters after claims they were the "minority"
The percentage quoted triggered Mr Rees-Mogg to interrupt and shoot down the former statement.
“The figure gets lower and lower to Professor Grayling’s convince, the British people voted in a fair election and a majority voted to Leave and to call them ‘the British people’ is extremely fair,” he said.
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Mr Grayling, not having any of it, suggested only a “minority” of voters chose Brexit before launching an astonishing personal attack on the Tory MP’s “privileged” background.
“I have to say, with great respect, to see an old Etonian stockbroker on the far-right of the Tory party representing himself as a tribune of the people – representing the car workers in Sunderland is mildly implausible.”
AC Grayling said Brexit voters were in the "minority" REMOANERS: These people hate BREXIT! Mon, January 16, 2017
Remainers are finding it hard to accept Brexit.
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Mr Rees-Mogg was one of 492 MPs who voted through the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill’s final Commons reading on Wednesday.
The legislation will now go before the House of Lords, once the unelected peers return from recess on February 20.
The Conservative has previously called on the prime minister to appoint 1,000 new pro-Leave peers if the Lords, where the Government does not have a majority, try to derail the Bill.
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