Our interviewee discusses MPs’ second jobs, Lord Evans’ report on standards, and the public mood around potential further restrictions.
Posts Tagged: Jacob Rees-Mogg MP
The Leader of the House has been a critic of tax rises, and is a key ally of the Prime Minister.
The Paterson aftermath. Rees-Mogg backs extending the Right of Recall – by making it “broader and higher”
“Safeseat-itis” is a problem, he says – suggesting that the Tories could use open primaries with constituency-wide postal ballots.
The Chancellor is reminding Tory MPs that, were anything to happen to the Prime Minister, a different kind of leadership would be available.
The Paterson fallout. If your plan depends on Labour’s co-operation, might it not be a good idea to be sure that you have it?
Why did so many senior Conservatives invest so much political capital in a scheme dependent on Starmer’s goodwill?
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: “Sometimes to do the right thing one has to accept a degree of opprobrium”
Many MPs feel deeply unhappy about how the Paterson case has been handled by the Commissioner.
On the Paterson case, “it would normally appear to be fair for those witnesses to be heard”.
Plus: the Standards Commissioner’s “interesting” refusal to call them. And, on COP26: “people will not vote to ruin their standard of living”.
“He was kind to everybody… He was adored in his constituency.” Rees-Mogg pays tribute to Amess.
And: How social media has soured political discourse. Plus: Why people who don’t come to constituency surgeries may be the ones most in need.
Truss top, Wallace second, Sunak down, Gove up – and Johnson sixth from bottom in our post-shuffle Cabinet League Table
There is a willingness to give the new Cabinet a chance, but nervousness about the country’s economic prospects and the Party’s strategic direction.
AUKUS and French outrage. “We should accept a little bit of garlic eating” says our interviewee.
And: why it’s reasonable that 12 out of 13 sacked Ministers are men. Plus: now he’s fathered six children “that’s probably it”.
Let’s look at how to reduce the need to put people in care homes. Not just who should pick up the bill.
“Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” Here is my five point plan.
Among them are: what does he do about economic policy? Who runs Downing Street? And: what about the Home and Foreign Offices?
Our Cabinet League Table. Raab plummets from third from top in July to fourth from bottom last month.
And Wallace is up from ninth to fourth. The Prime Minister and Home Secretary are both in the bottom ten.
He has more than twice the support of the second-placed Truss. Mordaunt is third. No-one else makes it to double percentage figures.
Yet the Chancellor comfortably holds on to his silver-medal spot, despite sharing in the u-turn.