He says it was improper to by-pass Davis’ White Paper version. He doesn’t support Tommy Robinson. And he apologises for confusing Pope Urban IV with Pope Urban VI.
Posts Tagged: The Moggcast
The Moggcast. “If it’s a bad deal, or it doesn’t meet the manifesto commitments, people won’t vote for it”
Rees-Mogg on Cabinet indiscipline, how May could survive Brexit defeat, and why he is “very unlikely” to be the next Prime Minister. And: is the World Cup coming home?
The Moggcast. “There clearly is a Brexit dividend” but “the IFS and the Bank of England carry on with Project Fear”
Rees-Mogg argues “the upskirting ban should have been a Government Bill” from the outset, not left to backbenchers. Plus: is he watching the World Cup?
The Moggcast. “We’ve got to build a lot of houses”, including on “poor quality scrub land” in the Green Belt.
The Government should mull the Heathrow Hub proposal. Plus: Nanny is yet to see her own appearance on Tracey Ullman’s show.
The Moggcast. “We’re getting to the point where you wonder whether the Government really wants to leave at all.”
He fears that while “the Government’s words remain robust, its deeds become weak”. Plus: the Rees-Mogg family spent the Royal wedding playing “sermon cricket”.
Rees-Mogg argues the ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy was a product of Home Office failure. And: why “the transition deal is a bad deal” and a mistake.
At each turn to date, they have decided that the best shouldn’t be the enemy of the good. Which suggests that they won’t vote against any heads of agreement – however imperfect.
The Moggcast. On Catholicism. “I’ve never had any doubts. I know that’s an unusual thing to say…I try to say the Rosary every day.”
Easter approaches. And here is Rees-Mogg on suffering, abortion, the Tridentine Mass, faith and politics…and why Brexiteer MPs won’t roll over on a final EU deal.
The Moggcast. “Russia is a rogue state”, and we should use “a Magnitsky-style law” to “target people close to the Kremlin”
Why he believes Brexit will make life harder for Putin. Plus: Can Hammond hold course in today’s Spring Statement? And how does faith fit into public life?
The Moggcast. Should May make a Customs Union vote a confidence vote? Rees-Mogg says no: “I don’t think it works”.
Why Corbyn’s new policy would open the door to TTIP. And: Leaving EU migrants with settled status until transition ends would be “a major problem”.
The Moggcast. CCHQ’s attempts to rule the Party by “imperial fiat” – and how they attempted to block Rees-Mogg’s candidacy
He replies to Soubry’s call to expel him, argues aid should be “investment rather than expenditure”, and reveals what it’s like to face “poser” masked thugs.
Universities. The Conservatives will be “stepping up our speaker programme”. Here are some suggestions.
Boles isn’t as well known as the star of our Moggcast, but he is well-briefed, independent-minded and can make waves.
The Moggcast. Episode Two. Johnson is “an amazingly charismatic figure. He’s a leader. And that is so impressive about him.”
The Chancellor is opposing Government policy, he laments – before calling for more defence spending, and praising “wonderful, forthright, gutsy” Claire Perry.
WATCH: “He’s one of the most arresting and distinctive figures in the Tory landscape” – Goodman and Soubry on Rees-Mogg
Will the Broxtowe MP be tuning in to the Moggcast?
The Moggcast. Episode One. “Austerity in the NHS…will be very hard to continue with, however much there are limited resources.”
The Somerset MP in conversation with ConHome on: social care, housing, Brexit and the Lords, Carillion…and the reshuffle.