Our columnist will be interviewing each of the Conservative leadership candidates on his LBC show – here’s his first.
“We shouldn’t be frightened of being a great nation, and nor should the United States.” Plus: the state of the leadership race.
Paul Goodman and Mark Wallace probe who’s had a good and bad week, what happens next – and why the contest isn’t rising to events.
LISTEN: The Moggcast. Rees-Mogg suggests that he may switch back – and oppose the Withdrawal Agreement Bill
Our inteviewee on the Brexit Party, his backing for Johnson, his new book…and why we should really be interviewing his sister.
He was sacked from a Government post in its wake, and part of it was misrepresented by the interviewer. Now hear it for yourself.
LISTEN: “There are pressing problems within the Conservative grassroots” – Wallace on the Week in Westminster
Our Executive Editor discusses disillusioned members, internal democracy, and allegations of UKIP infiltration on BBC Radio Four.
The Moggcast. Deal-or-No-Brexit “becomes the choice eventually…May’s deal is better than not leaving at all”
Rees-Mogg details how the deal is “definitely not” worse than Remain. And: why the Letwin plan is constitutionally “absurd”.
The Moggcast. “If a Remain Parliament sabotages Brexit, that will do enormous damage to faith in our democracy.”
Such harm would involve “electoral consequences”, Rees-Mogg warns. Plus: why he doubts the Cabinet is on the verge of ousting the Prime Minister.
The Moggcast. Rees-Mogg supports Association AGMs lining up with the National Convention over Brexit.
“It is a shame” that Soubry, Wollaston and Allen left the Party, Rees-Mogg says. Plus: May should sack Rudd and friends if they vote for Cooper-Letwin.
The Moggcast. He is “very concerned” delaying Brexit would allow “Tommy Robinson to win the European elections”.
“I don’t think a new Farage Party will be where the votes go.” Plus, Rees-Mogg’s view on Corbyn and May’s letters, and Tusk’s “confused” theology.
He talks Brady, Norway, prorogation, and postponing Article 50, and explains why the ERG is “not a fourth party”. Plus: does the Queen listen to the Moggcast?
The Moggcast. “Most of the poison is in the backstop.” Were it removed, Rees-Mogg might support May’s plan.
But though such a change might win his support, would it persuade his colleagues? Plus: he believes Bercow made “an honest error” last week.
The Moggcast. Why British “fair play” could lead the Queen to send for Corbyn if the Government loses a confidence vote.
“I’m not interested in being an irreconcilable…the leadership question is settled.” Rees-Mogg accepts defeat – but reserves the right to differ over policy.
The Moggcast. Beware “ridiculously inflated” rebellion predictions – the vote on the deal “will be a close result”.
Rees-Mogg discusses Carney’s “improper” rule at the Bank of England. Plus: his surprise at becoming the subject of an Ashcroft biography.
“Tory MPs need to think…do they want Theresa May leading us into the next election?”. Plus: what she could have done to prevent him writing his letter.