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# Jacob Rees-Mogg

Last year
2022
# UK Economy
UK ‘hours’ from potential financial meltdown after mini-budget, confirms Bank of England governor
The Bank of England Governor said the Bank had to step in ‘quickly’ and ‘decisively’ to mitigate a ‘very real threat to financial stability’.
# Climate Change
UK Labour's Miliband mocks '19th century’ Jacob Rees-Mogg and accuses him of ‘climate denial’
Britain’s opposition climate change secretary criticised the Government’s decision to open the door for fracking.
# Climate Change
Environment groups criticise appointment of Jacob Rees-Mogg to UK energy and climate role
Rees-Mogg has warned against ‘climate alarmism’ and said that oil firms need to stay profitable.
# channel
Brexit minister says he 'got it wrong' by claiming withdrawal wouldn't delay ferry crossings
“I got it wrong but I got it wrong for the right reason.”
# reshuffling chairs
Jacob Rees-Mogg is the British Government's new Brexit minister
Jacob Rees-Mogg is now the UK’s ‘Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency’.
# north of the border
Jacob Rees-Mogg accused of weakening Scottish union after 'lightweight' TV insult
Rees-Mogg made disparaging remarks about Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross.
All time
# Feed The World
Jacob Rees-Mogg accuses Unicef of 'stunt' for campaign to feed UK children
Unicef said it will supply thousands of breakfast boxes over the two-week Christmas school holidays.
# Apology
Jacob Rees-Mogg apologises after suggesting Grenfell victims lacked 'common sense'
Rees-Mogg made the comments during an interview with LBC.
# Deal or no deal
'The clock is ticking': EU warns a lot of work to be done before Brexit deal
He even hinted he may even have to ‘eat my words’ and support a plan close to May’s rejected agreement.
Voices
Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament
Historian Donal Fallon writes about Charles Stewart Parnell, and how the Irish Parliamentary Party brought filibustering to Westminster.
# unexpected cameo
Why did Jacob Rees-Mogg drag Parnell into last night's Brexit debate?
The Irish nationalist leader got an unexpected mention from the Tory arch-Brexiteer yesterday evening.
# house leader
'It's quite boring actually': Jacob Rees-Mogg defends 'routine' proroguing of parliament
“The arch Remainers who don’t want us to leave the EU have started crying constitutional crisis, but actually they’re crying wolf.”
# Oxford Comma
Jacob Rees-Mogg's staff told to use 'Esquire' and 'Imperial measurements' in bizarre style guide
The two-page guide was leaked to ITV News.
# uk cabinet
Jacob Rees-Mogg addresses proroguing parliament in his first speech as Leader of the Commons
Rees-Mogg has just given his first statement in the House of Commons as a member of the British government.
# Brexit
Jacob Rees-Mogg defends sharing video of German far-right leader's speech
The Tory MP said it was not an endorsement, he was simply “pointing out something interesting which is worth watching”.
# Brexit
'I will fight that vote with everything I've got': Theresa May to face confidence vote in her leadership tonight
A ballot will be held between 6pm and 8pm this evening.
# Brexit
Theresa May facing possible 'no confidence' motion
Forty-eight Conservative MPs need to back the motion in order for a vote to take place.
# soft border
Leading Brexiteers hit out at 'utterly unacceptable' proposals to avoid hard border on island of Ireland
Reports this evening suggested that Britain has finally agreed a draft Brexit deal with the European Union.
# Protest
'Your daddy is a horrible person': Protesters criticised for shouting at Jacob Rees-Mogg's children
A video uploaded to Facebook yesterday showed protesters outside the pro-Brexit MP’s home.
# hard to believe
Coveney attacks Brexiteer Rees-Mogg over proposal for border checks 'just like during the Troubles'
A video being shared on social media shows the Tory suggesting border inspections after the UK leaves the EU.
# customs bill
May concedes ground to hardline Brexiteers to avoid Commons defeat
The compromise was immediately criticised by pro-European MPs.
# Brexit
Tory MP's 'call Ireland's bluff' comment is just 'scraping the bottom of the barrel'
TDs said today that Jacon Rees-Mogg’s comments were unhelpful and showed a lack of understanding of the issues at hand.
# Northern Ireland
'I would not be as confident as you': May and Brexiteer MP 'in row over who would win a border poll'
The Prime Minister met with Conservative MPs yesterday to discuss future customs arrangements.
# fishy business
'I am not a fish-thrower': Rees-Mogg denies involvement in fish-throwing Brexit protest
The planned protest would reportedly see 60 MPs throw fish into the River Thames in front of Westminster.