Mogg Suggests Bercow Will Be Given Peerage

Speaking on LBC’s Ring Rees Mogg, the Leader of the Commons struck a far more emollient tone than in recent weeks with regard to Bercow being given a peerage. Looks like the Tories are set to recommend that the Queen gives him one. The Tories haven’t even launched their campaign yet and they are U-Turning already…

mdi-timer 4th November 2019 @ 11:05 am 4th Nov 2019 @ 11:05 am mdi-comment Comments
Mogg Shows Off Poetic Flair

For the purpose of clarity, this is Jacob explaining the WAB isn’t returning to the Commons next week…

mdi-timer 24th October 2019 @ 12:29 pm 24th Oct 2019 @ 12:29 pm mdi-comment Comments
MPs to get Choice Between Deal or No Deal on Saturday

Jacob Rees-Mogg has announced that on Saturday’s sitting, MPs will be presented with a single motion, presenting a choice between Boris’s new negotiated deal and no deal. This will be entirely compliant with the provisions of the Benn Act, as by voting against the deal MPs would have given consent to leaving on the 31st without a deal. Genius in its simplicity…

UPDATE: Government has clarified it will, in fact, be tabling two motions for Saturday – deal or no deal – but will only move one depending how they feel the mood of the Commons feels

mdi-timer 17th October 2019 @ 1:24 pm 17th Oct 2019 @ 1:24 pm mdi-comment Comments
Rees-Mogg on Boris’ New Deal

The Leader of the Commons, fresh from his Cider bonaza last night, has been on his feet in the Commons this morning taking, among other things, questions on Boris’ new deal.

“It takes out the undemocratic backstop, delivers on what the Prime Minister promised he would do. In 85 days achieved something that could not be achieved in three years.

Every single member who stood on a manifesto saying that they would respect the will of the people in the referendum can support this with confidence.”

He’s a fan…

mdi-timer 17th October 2019 @ 12:35 pm 17th Oct 2019 @ 12:35 pm mdi-comment Comments
The In-Cider Scoop on Jacob Rees-Mogg


At a party in his Leader of the Commons office last night, Jacob Rees-Mogg played the part of a diligent host, with the Lobby being served glasses of his new, home-made cider from a jerrycan. Branded ‘Jacob’s Creek’ by a quick-witted Sebastian Payne…

When asked, Rees-Mogg confessed he had no idea how alcoholic the product was, and due to current law, he is unable to lobby for it to be stocked in the Commons’ Stranger’s Bar. Another good reason to pursue regulatory divergence after October 31…

mdi-timer 17th October 2019 @ 10:04 am 17th Oct 2019 @ 10:04 am mdi-comment Comments
Government Not Trusting Opposition With Votes During Conference

Conservative MPs have just been told by the whips that in order to go to Conference next week they will have to submit authorised absence applications (called ‘slips’). Looks like this leak has let slip their concerns…

Jacob Rees-Mogg joked last night that the Tories won’t trust Labour and Bercow to concoct a sneaky way to pass legislation while they’re in Manchester.

If only the Commons had a less duplicitous speaker…

UPDATE: A new email to MPs has been sent switching the first line from “we will need as many of you in London as possible” to “we will need as many of you in Manchester as possible.” No word on whether the first email was a mistake or this is a change of heart…

UPDATE II: Tory whips have clarified that Manchester is the priority for MPs.

mdi-timer 26th September 2019 @ 3:46 pm 26th Sep 2019 @ 3:46 pm mdi-comment Comments
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