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Jacob William Rees-Mogg is a British politician serving as Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council since 2019, and who has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Somerset since 2010. A member of the Conservative Party, Rees-Mogg is a social conservative.
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Jacob Rees-Mogg suggests 'the weather' is to blame for UK's sky-high coronavirus death toll'The weather may have influenced how the virus has spread,' Commons Leader claims - rejecting simple 'comparisons'
UK government's arms export watchdog has been shut down for six monthsCommons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg told 'any government that is serious about ending the use of our weapons against innocent civilians abroad' would have committee up and running
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'Democracy for the elite': Jacob Rees-Mogg faces backlash for attempt to end virtual voting MPsCommons leader says: 'Voting while enjoying a sunny walk or watching television does democracy an injustice'
Coronavirus: Senior Tories join revolt to save remote parliament to stop older and sick MPs losing 'right to vote'Jacob Rees-Mogg will attempt to ram through return of physical voting - despite failing to propose safe method for doing so
Constitutional experts warn against Jacob Rees-Mogg plan to make MPs travel to Westminster during pandemicChange will make it harder to scrutinise the government, Institute for Government says
Coronavirus: Senior Tory says government is 'euthanising' vulnerable MPs if parliament ordered to return in JuneRobert Halfon speaks out - amid claim Jacob Rees-Mogg wants supermarket-style screens to allow protective wall of MPs behind Boris Johnson
Coronavirus: Commons staff resisting Rees-Mogg drive to force MPs back to WestminsterMPs warn they could become 'superspreaders' if virtual proceedings halted
'Parliament must set an example': Jacob Rees-Mogg criticised for suggesting MPs should return to Westminster within weeksLabour accuses government of ignoring its own health advice on working from home
'Perfectly legitimate': Rees-Mogg defends Hancock after he told Labour frontbencher and doctor to watch her 'tone''She is on the frontline of the Covid crisis and deserves an apology,' says Labour's shadow Commons leader
Rees-Mogg apologises after Tory MP voices concern about parliament's Union Jack being upside down, amid escalating coronavirus crisis'I am glad it has been brought to the attention of the House authorities,' minister says
Crisp makers race to distance themselves from Jacob Rees-Mogg after Twitter photoSavoury snack manufacturers appear at pains to disassociate themselves from Tory MP who suggested Grenfell victims were to blame for their deaths
'Spirit of sympathy to Europe': Jacob Rees-Mogg suggests drinking French wine to mark BrexitCommons leader appears out of loop as Number 10 spotted receiving crates of English sparkling wine
Brexit news – live: Boris Johnson 'tears up' protections for child refugees and workers, as Rees-Mogg reappears in public for first time since blaming Grenfell victims for their deathsFollow all the latest developments
General election news - live: Boris Johnson under fire over false extra nurses claim, amid condemnation of 'appalling' Rees-MoggFollow all the latest developments live
General election: Where the major parties stand on women's issues'I think society in the main has moved on but Jacob Rees-Mogg and Bojo are in a bubble laughing at women,' says Labour's shadow women and equalities secretary
Tory MP Andrew Bridgen says Jacob Rees-Mogg is cleverer than Grenfell fire victimsMP apologises after defence of colleague triggers anger
Grenfell Tower: Second apology over Jacob Rees-Mogg commentsAndrew Bridgen admits causing "distress and offence" with his explanation of Jacob Rees-Mogg's remarks.
Boris Johnson news - live: Tory election campaign threatens to implode amid outrage and ridicule over 'fake news' video, Rees-Mogg remarks and Corbyn-Kulak comparisonFollow all the latest developments
UK's Rees-Mogg apologizes for comment on 'common sense' of Grenfell fire victimsBritish government minister Jacob Rees-Mogg apologized on Tuesday after he suggested that victims of the blaze at London's Grenfell Tower should have used common sense to ignore firefighters'..
Jacob Rees-Mogg labelled 'callously irresponsible' by firefighters after blaming Grenfell victims for their deathsJacob Rees-Mogg has been condemned as "callously irresponsible" by firefighters for his comments on the Grenfell Tower disaster.
Stormzy calls Jacob Rees-Mogg 'an actual piece of s***' after Tory MP blames Grenfell victims for their deathsStormzy has labelled Jacob Rees-Mogg an "actual piece of shit" and called for him to resign after the Conservative minister blamed Grenfell victims for their deaths.
UK's Rees-Mogg says 'common sense' could have saved Grenfell victimsProminent Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg drew criticism on Tuesday after he suggested that victims of the Grenfell Tower fire could have used common sense to ignore the instructions of the fire..
UK's Rees-Mogg says Grenfell victims could have used common sense to escapeProminent Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg on Tuesday said that victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017 could have used common sense to ignore the instructions of the fire service and leave the..
Jacob Rees-Mogg blames Grenfell victims for not leaving buildingTory minister suggests people killed in fire lacked 'common sense'
UK parliament will have chance to vote on Monday for early electionBritish lawmakers will have a chance on Monday to vote on whether to hold an early national election, the leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg said.
UK government not planning to debate Brexit deal law in parliament next weekBritain's government is not planning to continue debating the legislation needed to implement Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal in parliament next week, according to a statement on upcoming..
UK parliament to resume Queen's Speech debate on Wednesday: governmentBritain's parliament will resume its debate on the government's legislative program on Wednesday, the leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg said, after lawmakers rejected the timetable for a..
A vote against Brexit timetable is a vote against October 31 departure: UK governmentBritish lawmakers who do not support the government's planned timetable to pass legislation to ratify its Brexit deal will be voting not to leave the European Union on Oct. 31, the leader of the House..
Diane Abbott and Jacob Rees-Mogg among MPs abused with shouts of 'traitor' after major Brexit voteTempers frayed outside parliament as senior MPs leave under police escort
UK parliament to debate Brexit deal on Monday: House of Commons leaderBritish lawmakers will debate and vote on Monday on whether to approve Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, the leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Saturday.
UK parliament will have straight deal or no-deal Brexit debate on SaturdayBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to make a statement to parliament on Saturday and then lawmakers will debate whether to approve his new Brexit deal or leave the EU without a deal, leader of..
UK's Rees-Mogg says DUP should find comfort in new Brexit dealBritain has secured a good deal with the European Union which ensures the whole United Kingdom is one customs union and should provide comfort to the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP),..
Too soon to say if Britain's parliament will sit on Saturday: parliament leaderIt is too soon to say whether Britain's parliament will need to sit on Saturday, Jacob Rees-Mogg, leader of the lower house of parliament, said on Tuesday, in a reference to ongoing talks in Brussels..
Enough support from UK lawmakers to pass Brexit deal: parliament leaderThere is enough support among British lawmakers to pass a Brexit deal, the leader of the lower house of parliament Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Tuesday as talks continue in Brussels to thrash out a divorce..
Brexit: Jacob Rees-Mogg claims government could use EU law to defy Benn Act'EU law is superior law in the UK', argues leading Brexiteer
Brexit: Boris Johnson to update cabinet on deal talksThe PM's briefing comes as Jacob Rees-Mogg tells Leave-backing MPs "compromise" is inevitable.
UK cabinet to get Brexit talks update on SundayBritain's cabinet will be briefed on the current state of Brexit negotiations at 1145 GMT on Sunday, House of Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg told Sky News.
Boris Johnson can be 'trusted' to deliver Brexit, Jacob Rees-Mogg tells EuroscepticsCommons leader insists PM has 'dedicated his political career' to leaving EU in thinly-veiled bid to help win over Tory Brexiteers
Jacob Rees-Mogg faces sacking calls after Soros remark 'straight from the far-right's antisemitic playbook'Row over description of the Hungarian businessman as 'remoaner funder-in-chief'
UK's Rees-Mogg: Government does not need to apologize to Queen ElizabethThe British government does not need to apologize to Queen Elizabeth over the decision to ask her to suspend parliament, leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Monday.
UK's Rees-Mogg: DUP backing will bring in support for Brexit dealConservative and opposition lawmakers will likely vote through any Brexit deal that Prime Minister Johnson secures if the Northern Irish DUP party support it, Britain's House of Commons leader Jacob..
UK government discussing the timing of Queen's SpeechThe British government is discussing the timing of a Queen's Speech with parliamentary authorities, the leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, said on Thursday.