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British Conservative politician

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Jacob Rees-Mogg: British Conservative politician
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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General election news - live: Boris Johnson under fire over false extra nurses claim, amid condemnation of 'appalling' Rees-Mogg

Follow all the latest developments live
Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

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Jacob Rees-Mogg thanks Boris Johnson as he wins in North East Somerset [Video]Jacob Rees-Mogg thanks Boris Johnson as he wins in North East Somerset

Jacob Rees-Mogg gives a speech after he wins his seat in North East Somerset in the 2019 General Election.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:31Published

Three more Brexit Party MEPs quit to back PM’s deal [Video]Three more Brexit Party MEPs quit to back PM’s deal

Three Brexit Party MEPs have quit the party to back Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal and the Conservatives instead. Among those quitting are Annunziata Rees-Mogg – sister of Commons Leader Jacob..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:05Published

UK PM's election campaign gets off to rocky start [Video]UK PM's election campaign gets off to rocky start

Boris Johnson launched his election campaign focused on Brexit, but a minister's resignation, a lawmaker's insensitive remarks about the Grenfell fire and a fake news embarrassment made for a rocky..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:11Published

Jeremy Corbyn alludes to Jacob Rees-Mogg's Grenfell comments as he criticises the Conservative Party [Video]Jeremy Corbyn alludes to Jacob Rees-Mogg's Grenfell comments as he criticises the Conservative Party

Jeremy Corbyn accuses the Tory Party of lacking common sense in a speech in Telford. The Labour leader was alluding to Jacob Rees-Mogg's comments about the Grenfell fire disaster, in which he seemed to..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:45Published

Town of Lewes celebrate Bonfire Night in traditional style [Video]Town of Lewes celebrate Bonfire Night in traditional style

Locals in the town of Lewes parade through the streets as part of their traditional Bonfire Night festivities. A runaway Brexit rollercoaster featured a frantic-looking Boris Johnson and Jacob..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:43Published

UK's Rees-Mogg says 'common sense' could have saved Grenfell victims [Video]UK's Rees-Mogg says 'common sense' could have saved Grenfell victims

Prominent Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg said Tuesday the Grenfell fire victims should have used 'common sense' and left the burning tower, despite firefighters' advice to stay put. Lucy Fielder..

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Jacob Rees-Mogg apologises for Grenfell 'common sense'' comment [Video]Jacob Rees-Mogg apologises for Grenfell 'common sense'' comment

Jacob Rees-Mogg has “profoundly” apologised for suggesting Grenfell victims should have used “common sense” and ignored fire service guidance not to leave the burning tower block.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:51Published

MPs pay tribute to outgoing Speaker John Bercow [Video]MPs pay tribute to outgoing Speaker John Bercow

MPs including Leader of the House Jacob Rees-Mogg, Shadow Leader of the House Valerie Vaz, Conservative MP Sir Alan Duncan (Rutland and Melton) and SNP Shadow Leader of the House Pete Wishart all pay..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:15Published

Jacob Rees-Mogg and his young son heckled by Brexit protesters [Video]Jacob Rees-Mogg and his young son heckled by Brexit protesters

Jacob Rees-Mogg and his young son are heckled by Brexit protesters in Westminster as they leave Parliament. The demonstrators could be heard shouting "shame" as Mr Rees-Mogg and his son passed the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:46Published

PM's Cabinet meets ahead of crucial European Council summit [Video]PM's Cabinet meets ahead of crucial European Council summit

Significant issues remain unresolved in the Brexit negotiations, which have entered the final day before Boris Johnson attempts to sign off on a deal during the key EU summit. Officials on both sides..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:36Published

 

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen says Jacob Rees-Mogg is cleverer than Grenfell fire victims

MP apologises after defence of colleague triggers anger
Independent - Published

Grenfell Tower: Second apology over Jacob Rees-Mogg comments

Andrew Bridgen admits causing "distress and offence" with his explanation of Jacob Rees-Mogg's remarks.
BBC News - Published

Boris Johnson news - live: Tory election campaign threatens to implode amid outrage and ridicule over 'fake news' video, Rees-Mogg remarks and Corbyn-Kulak comparison

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Independent - Published

UK's Rees-Mogg apologizes for comment on 'common sense' of Grenfell fire victims

British 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'..
Reuters - Published

Jacob Rees-Mogg labelled 'callously irresponsible' by firefighters after blaming Grenfell victims for their deaths

Jacob Rees-Mogg has been condemned as "callously irresponsible" by firefighters for his comments on the Grenfell Tower disaster.
Independent - Published

Stormzy calls Jacob Rees-Mogg 'an actual piece of s***' after Tory MP blames Grenfell victims for their deaths

Stormzy 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.
Independent - Published

UK's Rees-Mogg says 'common sense' could have saved Grenfell victims

Prominent 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..
Reuters - Published

UK's Rees-Mogg says Grenfell victims could have used common sense to escape

Prominent 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..
Reuters - Published

Jacob Rees-Mogg blames Grenfell victims for not leaving building

Tory minister suggests people killed in fire lacked 'common sense'
Independent - Published

UK parliament will have chance to vote on Monday for early election

British 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.
Reuters - Published

UK government not planning to debate Brexit deal law in parliament next week

Britain'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..
Reuters - Published

UK parliament to resume Queen's Speech debate on Wednesday: government

Britain'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..
Reuters - Published

A vote against Brexit timetable is a vote against October 31 departure: UK government

British 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..
Reuters - Published

Diane Abbott and Jacob Rees-Mogg among MPs abused with shouts of 'traitor' after major Brexit vote

Tempers frayed outside parliament as senior MPs leave under police escort
Independent - Published

UK parliament to debate Brexit deal on Monday: House of Commons leader

British 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.
Reuters - Published

UK parliament will have straight deal or no-deal Brexit debate on Saturday

British 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..
Reuters - Published

UK's Rees-Mogg says DUP should find comfort in new Brexit deal

Britain 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),..
Reuters - Published

Too soon to say if Britain's parliament will sit on Saturday: parliament leader

It 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..
Reuters - Published

Enough support from UK lawmakers to pass Brexit deal: parliament leader

There 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..
Reuters - Published

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
Independent - Published

Brexit: Boris Johnson to update cabinet on deal talks

The PM's briefing comes as Jacob Rees-Mogg tells Leave-backing MPs "compromise" is inevitable.
BBC News - Published

UK cabinet to get Brexit talks update on Sunday

Britain'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.
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson can be 'trusted' to deliver Brexit, Jacob Rees-Mogg tells Eurosceptics

Commons leader insists PM has 'dedicated his political career' to leaving EU in thinly-veiled bid to help win over Tory Brexiteers
Independent - Published

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'
Independent - Published

UK's Rees-Mogg: Government does not need to apologize to Queen Elizabeth

The 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.
Reuters - Published

UK's Rees-Mogg: DUP backing will bring in support for Brexit deal

Conservative 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..
Reuters - Published

UK government discussing the timing of Queen's Speech

The 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.
Reuters - Published

UK's ruling Conservatives to ask for parliamentary break to hold conference

Britain's ruling Conservative Party will on Thursday ask lawmakers to approve a short adjournment of parliament next week to allow the party to hold its annual conference, House of Commons leader Jacob..
Reuters - Published

Jacob Rees-Mogg apologises for likening doctor who warned of no-deal Brexit deaths to disgraced anti-vaxxer amid widespread condemnation

Jacob Rees-Mogg has apologised to a doctor after likening him to a disgraced anti-vaxxer who was widely blamed for the scare over the MMR jab.
Independent - Published

'Absolutely disgusting': Jacob Rees-Mogg condemned for likening doctor to disgraced anti-vaxxer for warning of deaths after no-deal Brexit

Under-fire Tory minister told he would be sued if allegation against government-hired expert had been made outside Commons
Independent - Published

UK government says parliament will vote on early election again on Monday

British lawmakers will on Monday hold another vote on a motion on whether to hold an early election, the leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Jacob Rees-Mogg labelled 'the physical embodiment of arrogance, entitlement and contempt for parliament' after lying down during crucial Brexit debate

MPs accuse Conservative of showing 'disrespect and contempt' for parliament
Independent - Published

UK's Rees-Mogg says bid to block no-deal Brexit is constitutionally irregular

A bid by British lawmakers to take control of parliamentary time to try to stop Britain leaving the European Union without a deal is constitutionally irregular, leader of the House of Commons Jacob..
Reuters - Published

Jacob Rees-Mogg attacks doctor who advised government on no-deal Brexit, dismissing his warnings people will die as 'fear-mongering'

Neurologist David Nicholl helped draft Operation Yellowhammer document on medicine shortages - but Commons leader accuses him of incompetence
Independent - Published

Brexit: Outrage over suspension of Parliament 'phoney'

Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg defends the prime minister's move but a government whip resigns in protest.
BBC News - Published

UK says it is now up to EU: Insist on 'vassalage' and we leave without a deal

Britain's leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Thursday it was now up to the European Union to decide if they were prepared to renegotiate a "reasonable" Brexit deal or force Britain..
Reuters - Published

Queen did not challenge suspension of UK parliament: Rees-Mogg

Britain's Queen Elizabeth did not question the government's request to suspend parliament for over a month ahead of Brexit, House of Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

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