Our interviewee on the “disgraceful” treatment of Symonds and Johnson’s longstanding Euroscepticism.
The Moggcast: “Things are done much more publicly.” The Leader of the House on 1922 Committee chairmen, Tory leaders – and dissent.
Our interviewee on the lockdown, the NHS, free school meals – and Government assessments of the effects of policy on lives and livelihoods.
LISTEN: Our live Moggcast – “We owe it to our constituents to be there.” Rees-Mogg strongly opposes any new closure of Parliament.
The Leader of the House is quizzed by our Editor on the Coronavirus, Brexit, social care, Trump, CANZUK…and what he’d ask Churchill.
He implies that Covid Marshalls shouldn’t have police powers, and says Tory members are “more developed in their thinking” on housing than Tory MPs.
The Moggcast: Rees-Mogg on reversing Lansley’s NHS reforms – “the people who are held to account” should “make the decisions”
Our interviewee speaks to us about FDR’s new deal, the “extremely satisfactory” Withdrawal Agreement and his views on self-identification.
The Moggcast: “Sounds very like being at the casino” – Rees-Mogg is a stranger to Gove’s Monte Carlo method
Our interviewee on why David Frost is the “Henry Kissinger of our days”, Tory rebellions and how he thinks churches will cope with social distancing.
Our interviewee on “very clear-sighted Home Secretary” and why he was right to end virtual Parliament. Plus: What does he think about illegal raves?
He tells us about his views on Hong Kong, and how he balances his “absolute” loyalty to both the church and Government over re-openings for worship.
The Moggcast: The Commons Leader concedes that the Government’s “stay home” campaign may have been “too successful”
But “I don’t think that’s a great fault”. Also: our interviewee on why “Sir Keir, the nervous knight” and the Opposition “like having a hybrid parliament”.
Our interviewee on why Starmer “has made the Labour Party once again a moderate, centre-Left party.” Plus: does he think the UK should follow Sweden?
The first of the group’s online conservations probes the implications of the Coronavirus for Britain’s business culture.
Plus: Why China’s relationship with the rest of the world could change “for the better or worse after this”.
Jacob Rees-Mogg on the Government’s strategy – and how MPs over 70 can use the pairing system to stay away from Parliament.
The Moggcast Returns. “Wash your hands for one verse of the National Anthem” – “we can all play our part” against Coronavirus.
Jacob Rees-Mogg also gives his view on “marvellous” Priti Patel and the role of the civil service. Plus: does he think his Grenfell comment was a mistake?
How will the election pan out? “Ask Sir John Curtice,” Rees-Mogg tells us. Plus: Bercow’s partiality “was damaging to the position of Speaker”.