Jacob Rees Mogg and Caroline Lucas to Feature in Channel 4 Debate

Channel 4 has reportedly confirmed Jacob Rees Mogg and Caroline Lucas to represent ‘No Deal’ and ‘Remain’ respectively in their debate scheduled for Sunday. The Government and Labour Party representatives are yet to be determined…

DUP: We’d “Rather Be Shafted By Labour” Than Accept Backstop

Tory MPs turned out in force for last night’s weekly ERG meeting, with around 80 MPs in attendance as well as notable guests including Chief Whip Julian Smith and May’s Deputy Chief of Staff, JoJo Penn. Jacob Rees-Mogg informed the ERG of the outcome of his and Steve Baker’s earlier meeting with Nigel Dodds, where Dodds made clear that the DUP would support the Government in any confidence motion if the Withdrawal Agreement was rejected. If the Withdrawal Agreement went through their support was far from certain…

Also in attendance were DUP MPs Sammy Wilson – who was “cheered to the rafters” by Tory MPs – and Ian Paisley Jr, who made the point directly to Julian Smith’s face that while the DUP had been very happy working with the Tories, they would “rather be shafted by Labour” than accept the backstop. As Dodds pointed out later on Peston, you don’t need a General Election to bring down a government:

Smith himself addressed the meeting later on, while he didn’t get a hostile reception from the ERG, his points were all shot down in the detail. Smith suggested that some tinkering was possible but gave an impression of a government that was reluctant to ask EU member states for any further changes. The overall message remained clear: it’s the PM’s deal or nothing, the Government has no other plans. And they wonder why the EU has been able to play them like a fiddle from start to finish…

Mogg: Government Could Win Meaningful Vote

Speaking on ConservativeHome’s MoggCast, Jacob Rees-Mogg revealed he is “not rule[ing] out the possibility of the Government winning” next week’s meaningful vote on the withdrawal agreement, and that he expects it will be won or lost by a margin of “plus or minus five.” Shooting down media expectations of a crushing triple figure defeat for the Government, the ERG chairman is being a lot more conservative with numbers than his group was being two weeks ago…

Ashcroft Writing Biography of Jacob Rees-Mogg

Michael Ashcroft is writing a biography of the Moggster with the working title “Jacob’s Ladder” to be published by his publisher Biteback this summer. Which is likely to be too late to influence a Tory leadership election…

Lord Ashcroft thinks Rees-Mogg stands out among the current crop of politicians. This work will be on top of the book he is already writing – with regular collaborator Isabel Oakeshott – on the NHS. His biography of Cameron was seen as a revenge piece, the Moggster will be hoping for a kinder treatment…

Rees-Mogg Pulls Out Of Exclusive CCHQ Donor Dinner

Guests of an exclusive dinner with some of the Conservative Party’s biggest donors next week have today been sent an email from CCHQ informing them that Jacob Rees-Mogg will no longer be attending the dinner, and in his place will instead be the ultra-loyal Steve Barclay.

“Unfortunately Jacob Rees-Mogg will no longer be joining the dinner on Tuesday evening but the new Secretary of State for exiting the EU, the Rt. Hon Stephen Barclay MP, will attend in his place.

Please could you let me know as soon as possible if you would still like to attend the dinner.”

Guido can only wonder what the reason for the sudden CCHQ announced change could have been…

UPDATE: Rees-Mogg learned he had been dropped by reading Guido…

Osborne Rips Into Rees-Mogg In Today’s Evening Standard

Vicious… 

Watch Rees Mogg Press Conference in Full

Mogg spoke to a massive media scrum for ten minutes. It’s all but certain now that Graham Brady has the 48 letters required to force a vote of no confidence…

Rees-Mogg: This Is Not A Coup

Speaking outside Parliament following the ERG meeting where it was decided that letters should be sent in, Rees-Mogg clarified:

“A coup is when you use illegitimate procedures to try to overturn someone in office. This is working through the procedures of the Conservative Party.”

Speaking to a huge media scrum, Mogg said that there are “many many people” who could replace Theresa May. “You’ve got Boris Johnson and David Davis, you’ve got Dominic Raab and Esther McVey, you have Penny Mordaunt, you have streams of talent within the Conservative Party who would be very capable of leading a proper Brexit”

ERG Advises MPs To Send In Letters

It’s on. Mogg will be making an announcement outside parliament after the ERG meeting…

Read Rees-Mogg’s full letter to Graham Brady below:

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Jacob Rees-Mogg to Tory MPs: Vote Down This Deal

ERG Chairman Jacob Rees-Mogg has written to all Conservative MPs calling on them to vote down Theresa May’s draft withdrawal agreement. Short and to the point…

Mogg on May

Jacob Rees-Mogg on Theresa May

“There comes a point at which the policy and the individual become so intimately connected that it would be very hard to carry on supporting the person who is promoting this policy.”

Rich’s Monday Morning View

Mogg: Treasury Bastion of Remoanerism

On the Treasury:

“…the Treasury has been the bastion of Remoaner-ism since the referendum and indeed before. It came out with all these lunatic forecasts before the referendum as to what would happen purely on a vote to leave… the Treasury has rather embarrassed itself, has a lot of egg on its face from getting its Brexit related forecasts so wrong so far and I think there is an element within the Treasury that is still grumpy about Brexit and that’s a pity.”

Mogg Squeezes ECJ Commitment From May

Jacob Rees Mogg managed to extract a rare commitment from the Prime Minister that she is committed to “ensuring that in the future the ECJ does not have jurisdiction in the UK.” The PM will find it tricky to wriggle out of this commitment…

Though it has to be said that for a vicar’s daughter she makes a lot of commitments that she doesn’t keep. Knowingly or unknowingly…

Mogg: Green Belt is a Corset

Speaking last night at the IEA’s £50,000 Breakthrough Prize awards ceremony, Jacob Rees Mogg launched a blistering attack on the green belt, describing it as a “corset” that restricts “our housing market to breathe by at least 25%.” For an MP whose seat is largely green belt land to say this shows that one of Britain’s sacred political cows might be beginning to become a bit less sacred.

The prize was won by Ben Clements, who proposed a Land Purchase Act – a market-based policy that centres on how swathes of public land can be made available for people to build homes according to their own choice and preference. Individuals building houses on the bits of the green belt that are state-owned seems preferable to corporations building unimaginative estates. It is also an easier political sell to NIMBYs…

Chariots of Mogg

Guido can today reveal rare 1980 footage of an eleven year old top-hatted Jacob Rees Mogg, archived by the British Film Institute, and subtly improved by Guido for your patriotic viewing pleasure. Moggical.

Tory Members Overwhelmingly Back Boris

Tory members still overwhelmingly back Boris for leader, the latest ConHome members survey has found, with the former Foreign Secretary and Brexit winner more than ten points ahead of his nearest rival, Sajid Javid.

After a muted Telegraph column from Boris today, all eyes will be on his big ‘Chuck Chequers’ speech to Tory conference, 1pm tomorrow…

In Full: Alternative Brexit Plan

Brexiteers have released their much-vaunted alternative Brexit plan this morning. Dubbed “Plan A+”, the plan attempts to set out a viable alternative to Chequers and respond to the common critiques of a Canada+ model.

The paper is written by Shanker Singham and Radomir Tylecote of the IEA and will be launched later this morning by a panel including David Davis and Jacob Rees-Mogg. Read for yourself here…

Rees-Mogg Responds Positively to May’s Brexit Speech

ERG Chairman Jacob Rees-Mogg has issued a response to the Prime Minister’s statement in Downing Street. Read it in full here:

“Salzburg was a failure even though European leaders had been briefed about Chequers before it was agreed by the Cabinet. It indicates that the EU is not acting in good faith. This makes the Prime Minister’s task harder and she is right to remind them that no deal is better than a bad deal.

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Police Called as Mogg’s Children & Nanny Ambushed By Leftist Protest Outside Home

 

A group of leftist ‘class warriors’ launched a vile attack on Jacob Rees-Mogg and his children outside his home yesterday, bearing a banner proclaiming that “we must devastate the avenues where the wealthy live.”

The group, led by the privileged son of a surgeon, harassed Rees-Mogg’s nanny, saying she had Stockholm syndrome, called Mogg a slave owner, and shouted at his children that “your daddy is a totally horrible person.”

Kinder, gentler…

UPDATE: We believe the man shouting at the Rees-Mogg children “your daddy is a totally horrible person” is Ian Bone, author of “Bash the Rich”.[…] Read the rest

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