He attacks the Opposition for criticising the Government’s toughness whilst opposing every measure it introduces.
Posts Tagged: Jacob Rees-Mogg MP
“I will not be wearing a mask. What would be the point?”
The Leader of the House on why he won’t usually wear a face covering after July 19th.
Policy drift following the collapse of the Union Unit shows the danger of Downing Street losing its grip on a process.
And we’re all for a rebalancing – but Parliamentary government must mean Parliament in full, not just the executive.
“I think one of the Prime Minister’s many attractive qualities is loyalty to people who work for him.” Rees-Mogg also suggests that it may have been required for Hancock’s relationship with Gina Coladangelo to be declared.
Taking a knee “has become problematic”. And “I don’t think there’s evidence” that fans who boo are racist.
Rees-Mogg says that Merton’s dons “may be rather second rate” and that “you can’t run society just to stop the hospitals being full”.
“It was absolutely essential that democracy was viewed as being as important to the running of the country as having the NHS working.”
The Leader of the House on how the House of Commons has scrutinised the Government during the pandemic.
Greensill – “I’m still surprised the Government thought it would be cheaper to use the private sector”
The Leader of the House on Cameron, Heywood, the civil service, lobbying and (briefly) on a football superleague.
Matt Kilcoyne: Streamlined lawmaking would make the UK a richer, safer, fairer and better place to work and live
The Adam Smith Institute’s new report, Ignorantia Legis, shows the Government how it could stem the bloat of process-focused legislation.
I got one message from a Brexiteer artist telling me “it would be career suicide for me to be public about my opinions”.
And Williamson’s negative rating halves in the wake of his intervention in the Batley Mohammed cartoons row.
If we applied ECHR standards to countries we trade with, “we might not be able to trade with ourselves”. Rees-Mogg on his row with the Huffington Post, why the hybrid Commons should end – and how the quality of speeches “has been reduced”.
Parliamentary ‘debates’ often devolve into collections of short, unconnected speeches that are basically being read into Hansard. That must change.
And on that interview, he says that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s title “is there, and it would require legislation to take it away”.
The Leader of the House as next week’s Budget looms. And: he confirms that there will be a vote on the roadmap. Plus: on nightclub openings: “it may make more difference to your life than mine.”