Open main menu

Wikipedia β

Jacob William Rees-Mogg (born 24 May 1969) is a British politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Somerset since 2010. A member of the hard right wing of the Conservative Party, he has been ideologically characterised as a High Tory and social conservative with reactionary, traditionalist, and right-wing populist views.

The Honourable
Jacob Rees-Mogg
MP
Official portrait of Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg crop 2.jpg
Member of Parliament
for North East Somerset
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Constituency established
Majority 10,235 (18.9%)
Personal details
Born (1969-05-24) 24 May 1969 (age 48)
Hammersmith, London, England
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Helena de Chair (m. 2007)
Children 6
Relatives William Rees-Mogg (Father)
Annunziata Rees-Mogg (Sister)
Lady Juliet Tadgell (Mother-in-law)
Education Eton College
Alma mater Trinity College, Oxford

Rees-Mogg was born to a wealthy family in Hammersmith, London, and was educated at Dragon School and Eton College. He studied History at Trinity College, Oxford, and was president of the Oxford University Conservative Association. He worked in the City of London for Lloyd George Management until 2007. He then co-founded hedge fund management business Somerset Capital Management LLP.[1][2][3] Rees-Mogg amassed a significant fortune: in 2016, he and his wife had a combined net worth estimated at more than £100 million.

Moving into politics, he unsuccessfully contested the 1997 and 2001 general elections before being elected MP for North East Somerset in 2010.[4] He was re-elected in 2015 and 2017. Within the Conservative Party, he joined the traditionalist and socially conservative Cornerstone Group; his views on social issues were influenced by his adherence to Roman Catholicism.

Under David Cameron's government, he was one of the Conservatives' most rebellious MPs, opposing the government on issues such as the introduction of same-sex marriage and further intervention in the Syrian Civil War. He became known for his speeches and filibustering in parliamentary debates. He proposed a Conservative coalition with the UK Independence Party, and made regular television appearances. A Eurosceptic, he campaigned for Brexit in the 2016 referendum on membership of the European Union and subsequently joined pro-Brexit pressure groups Leave Means Leave and the European Research Group, becoming chair of the latter. He attracted support through social media campaign Moggmentum and has been touted as a successor to Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May.

Rees-Mogg is a controversial figure in British politics. He has been praised as a conviction politician whose upper-class mannerisms and consciously traditionalist attitudes are entertaining; he has been dubbed the "Honourable Member for the 18th century".[5]

Contents

Life and career

Early life and education

Rees-Mogg was born in Hammersmith on 24 May 1969, the youngest son of William Rees-Mogg (1928–2012), a former editor of The Times newspaper, created a Life Peer in 1988, by his wife Gillian Shakespeare Morris, a daughter of Thomas Richard Morris, a Conservative party local government politician and Mayor of St Pancras in London. He was one of five children, having three older siblings: Emma Beatrice Rees-Mogg (born 1962),[6] Charlotte Louise Rees-Mogg (born 1964),[6] Thomas Fletcher Rees-Mogg (born 1966)[6] and one younger sister Annunziata Rees-Mogg (born 1979).[7]

 
Rees-Mogg was raised partly at Ston Easton Park in Somerset (pictured)

Prior to his birth, in 1964 the family purchased Ston Easton Park, a country house located near the village of Ston EastonSomerset where Rees-Mogg grew up attending weekly mass and occasionally Sunday school at the Church of the Holy Ghost, Midsomer Norton.[8] Here he started catechism in 1975 under his governess and attended mass in the ordinary form.[9] A few years later in 1978 the family moved to the nearby village of Hinton Blewett where they purchased The Old Rectory, a Grade II listed former rectory, today valued at £2 million.[10] Living in Somerset he regularly commuted to his family's second home in Smith Square, London where he also attended independent boys' school Westminster Under School.[11]

Growing up, Rees-Mogg was raised by the family's nanny Veronica Crook, whom he attributes as making him the man he is.[12] Crook now looks after Rees-Mogg's own children, having worked for the family for over 50 years.[13]

When Mogg was ten, he was left £50 by a distant cousin and his father, on his behalf, invested in shares in the now defunct General Electric Company (GEC). Rees-Mogg ascribes to this event the beginnings of his interest in stock markets. Having learned how to read company reports and balance sheets, he later attended a shareholders' meeting at GEC, where he voted against a motion because dividends were too low.[14] He subsequently invested in London-based conglomerate Lonrho, eventually owning 340 shares, and reportedly causing the company's chairman Lord Duncan-Sandys "discomfort" by quizzing him at an annual general meeting on the low dividends offered to shareholders. In 1981 at GEC, where he now owned 175 shares, he told the chairman Lord Nelson that the dividend on offer was "pathetic", sparking amusement among board members and media.[15]

After preparatory school, Rees-Mogg entered Eton College, where he was described by a former teacher as a dogmatic Thatcherite with high opinions but never rebellious. Upon leaving Eton, he had his portrait painted by Paul Branson RP for the Eton College Collections, which was later put in display during the Faces of 1993 Royal Society of Portrait Painters exhibit.[16] He later read History at Trinity College, Oxford where he graduated with an upper second-class honours degree in 1991.[17][18] While at Oxford he became president of the Oxford University Conservative Association and was a member and frequent debater at the Oxford Union, where he was elected Librarian.[19][20] Reflecting on his time at university he admits regret at not having studied classics.[21]

Career

After leaving Oxford in 1991 Rees-Mogg worked for the Rothschild investment bank under Nils Taube before moving to Hong Kong in 1993[22] to join Lloyd George Management.[23][24] While in Hong Kong he became a close friend with its governor Chris Patten and was a regular at Government House. Three years later he returned to London and was put in charge of some of the firm’s emerging markets funds and by 2003 was managing a newly established Lloyd George Emerging Markets Fund.[25] In 2007 he left the company with a number of colleagues to set up their own fund management firm, Somerset Capital Management,[26] with the aid of hedge fund manager Crispin Odey. Following Rees-Mogg's election as MP of North East Somerset, he stepped down as chief executive of the company; however, he continues to receive income in his capacity as a partner.[22] Somerset Capital Management is managed via subsidiaries in the tax havens of the Cayman Islands and Singapore. Rees-Mogg has defended offshore tax havens, and his vast wealth (£100m+, with his wife, as of November 2016[27]) has left him open to the criticism that he can not understand the lives and concerns of many ordinary people.[28]

Parliamentary candidate and other roles

Rees-Mogg first entered politics during the 1997 general election when he was nominated as the Conservative Party candidate for Central Fife, a traditional Labour seat in Scotland. With an upper class background set against a predominantly working class electorate Rees-Mogg was criticised as being too posh, a claim he refused to acknowledge as an issue. As an eccentric figure arguing for retaining sovereignty in Westminster, he visited a housing estate in Leven, where he struggled to understand the broad Fife accent while voters conversely found difficulty with his. News stories from the time ridiculed Rees-Mogg for canvassing the area with his family's nanny and touring the constituency in a Bentley, a claim which he later denied, insisting a it had been a Mercedes.[29][17] With a name recognition of less than 2%,[30] Rees-Mogg managed to gain the third highest amount of votes on election night, earning 9% of all votes cast, a figure much lower than that of previous Conservative Party candidates for the area.

 
Rees-Mogg in 2007

In 1999, when it was being rumoured that his "anachronistically posh" accent was working against his chances of being selected for a safe Conservative seat, Rees-Mogg was defended by letter writers to The Daily Telegraph, one of whom claimed that "an overt form of intimidation exists, directed against anyone who dares to eschew the current, Americanised, mode of behaviour, speech and dress".[31] Rees-Mogg himself stated (in The Sunday Times, 23 May 1999) that "it is rather pathetic to fuss about accents too much", though he then went on to say that "John Prescott's accent certainly stereotypes him as an oaf".[32] He later said "I gradually realised that whatever I happened to be speaking about, the number of voters in my favour dropped as soon as I opened my mouth."[33]

Rees-Mogg stood for The Wrekin in Shropshire in 2001, losing to the sitting Labour MP Peter Bradley[34] who achieved a 0.95% swing to Labour against the national trend of a 3.5% swing to the Conservatives. From 2005 to 2008, he was the elected Chairman of the Cities of London and Westminster Conservative Association.[35]

In 2006, Rees-Mogg criticised efforts by Conservative leader David Cameron to increase the numbers of ethnic minorities on the party candidate list, stating, "Ninety-five per cent of this country is white. The list can't be totally different from the country at large."[36]

In March 2009, Rees-Mogg was forced to apologise to Trevor Kavanagh, the-then political editor of The Sun, after it was shown that a newsletter signed by Rees-Mogg had plagiarised sections of a Kavanagh article that had appeared in the newspaper over a month earlier.[37]

In December 2009, a pamphlet which purported to show him talking to a local constituent and calling on the government to "show more honesty" was criticised after it emerged that the "constituent" was a London-based employee of his investment firm.[38]

He was one of the directors of the Catholic Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth in London who were ordered to resign by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor in February 2008 after protracted arguments over the adoption of a tighter ethical code banning non-Catholic practices such as abortions and gender reassignment surgery at the hospital.[39]

Parliament

Rees-Mogg was described by Camilla Long in a Sunday Times profile as "David Cameron's worst nightmare" during the 2010 general election campaign.[40] At that election, Rees-Mogg became the new Member of Parliament for the new North East Somerset constituency with a majority of 4,914 votes.[41] His sister, journalist Annunziata Rees-Mogg, stood simultaneously in neighbouring Somerton and Frome, but failed to win her seat by 1,817 votes.[17][42] The Guardian had previously criticised the damage done to the Tory message of social inclusion by the selection of two highly privileged candidates.[33]

Select Committee Memberships[43][44]
Committee Date
Advisory Committee on Works of Art
  • 18 November 2010 to 30 March 2015
  • 1 July 2015 to 17 November 2015
European Scrutiny Committee
  • 26 July 2010 to 30 March 2015
  • 15 July 2015 to 3 May 2017
Exiting the European Union Select Committee
  • 7 September 2017 to present
House of Commons Governance Committee
  • 16 October 2014 to 17 December 2014
Joint Committee on the Palace of Westminster
  • 16 July 2015 to 3 May 2017
Procedure Committee
  • 26 July 2010 to 30 March 2015
Treasury Select Committee
  • 8 July 2015 to 3 May 2017

Cameron Government

The ConservativeHome blog rates Rees-Mogg as one of the Conservatives' most rebellious MPs.[45] He has voted against the government whip on the Fixed-term Parliaments Bill, the October 2011 European Union Referendum Motion and the House of Lords Reform Bill 2012.[46]

In the House of Commons, Rees-Mogg has gained a reputation for his humorous speeches and ability to filibuster.[47][48][49] He helped filibuster the Daylight Saving Bill 2010–12 and the Sustainable Livestock Bill 2010–12, thus preventing their passage through Parliament. In his long speech on the Sustainable Livestock Bill, he recited poetry; spoke of the superior quality of Somerset eggs, and mentioned the fictional pig, the Empress of Blandings, who won silver at the Shropshire County Show three years in a row, before moving on to talk about the sewerage system and the Battle of Agincourt.[49][50][51][52] He also attempted to amend the Daylight Saving Bill to give the county of Somerset its own time zone, fifteen minutes behind London.[53]

In a December 2011 debate on London Local Authorities Bill, he said that council officials with the power to issue on-the-spot fines should be made to wear bowler hats.[54] In February 2012, he used the word "floccinaucinihilipilification"—meaning "the habit of considering as worthless"—during a parliamentary debate; it was noted as the longest word then uttered on the floor of the House of Commons.[55]

 
Rees-Mogg in 2013

In May 2013, he addressed the annual dinner held by Traditional Britain, a right-wing extremist group that calls for non-white Britons to be deported. Rees-Mogg had been informed as to the nature of the group by anti-fascist group Searchlight prior to is attendance. After the dinner, he informed the press that although he had been informed of the group's views, he had "never been a member or supporter" of them.[56][57][58][59]

In January 2014, he dismissed the sum of £250,000 spent on MPs' portraits as trivial by saying "I'm all for saving money, saving money right, left and centre, but this is chicken feed".[60] In December 2014, Rees-Mogg was reported to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority for speaking in debates on tobacco, mining, and oil and gas without first verbally declaring he is founding partner and director of Somerset Capital which manages multimillion-pound investments in these sectors.[61] The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, Kathryn Hudson, decided that no wrongdoing had been committed and so no investigation would take place.[62] According to The Daily Telegraph, Rees-Mogg's extra-parliamentary work took up 476 hours or 9 hours per week in 2014.[63]

Theresa May's government

 
Rees-Mogg addressing The Thorney Island Society's gala dinner in 2016.

After Cameron resigned in the wave of the referendum result, the Conservatives had a leadership election in which Rees-Mogg initially supported Boris Johnson. After Johnson chose not to run, Rees-Mogg endorsed Michael Gove, and after Gove was eliminated he backed Andrea Leadsom. Leadsom then stepped down, allowing Theresa May to become Conservative leader and Prime Minister.[64][65]

Initially a supporter of Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election,[66] he distanced himself from the then-Republican Party nominee after the Donald Trump Access Hollywood tape surfaced in October 2016.[67] Rees-Mogg later described Trump as being "sympathetic to the UK" out of "genuine affection" for the country.[68] He has distanced himself from Trump's controversies on Twitter, saying the medium is "fundamentally trivial".[69] In November 2017, Rees-Mogg met Trump's former White House Chief Strategist and Breitbart News' executive chairman Steve Bannon to discuss how right-wing movements can succeed in the United Kingdom and the United States.[70] Rees-Mogg later defended the meeting when asked about it in an interview, stating, "I've talked to any number of people whose political views I do not share or fully endorse ... Inevitably politicians meet other politicians. Mr Bannon was the chief of staff to President Trump and is a senior figure in the Republican Party."[71]

Rees-Mogg is widely regarded as a potential candidate for the leadership of his party,[72][73] something he was reportedly considering during 2017.[74][75] On 13 August 2017, however, Rees-Mogg said that such speculation was "part of media’s silly season".[76] Two Conservative MPs, Heidi Allen and Anna Soubry, announced that they would leave the party if he became leader;[77][78] another, Justine Greening, suggested she could do the same.[79]

 
Moggmentum logo used by various supporters

Following the 2017 general election, calls were made for Theresa May to step down as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative party after failing to win an overall majority in the House of Commons.[80] This led news outlets to begin speculating on May's possible successor with Boris Johnson touted as the bookmakers' favourite and Rees-Mogg being given 50/1 odds.[81] A day after the election on 9 June an online petition, titled Ready for Rees-Mogg, was set up urging Rees-Mogg to run for leader of the Conservative Party. Hoping to mirror the success of pro-Corbyn activist group Momentum, a 'play on words' hashtag of Moggmentum was created.[82][83] By 8 July, the campaign had attracted over 13,000 signatures and raised £2,000 in donations with leadership odds being slashed to 16/1 making him second favourite behind David Davis.[84] On 14 August, co-founder of Ready for Rees-Mogg Sam Frost announced the petition had gathered 22,000 registered supporters, 700 volunteers and £7,000 in donations, despite Rees-Mogg having said a day earlier that such speculation was "part of media’s silly season".[85][86] On 5 September 2017, a poll conducted by ConservativeHome put Rees-Mogg as the favourite for next leader, with 23% of the votes based on 1,309 people surveyed.[87]

In January 2018 he was elected chair of the European Research Group, a Eurosceptic pressure group within the Conservative Party.[88] A report in The Independent suggested that this position provided him with the immediate support of around 50 Conservative MPs, a sufficient number to trigger a leadership contest.[89] Rees-Mogg has since directly criticised the leadership of May and chancellor Philip Hammond, fuelling more rumours that he is planning to stand for the leadership, but reiterated he has no intention of doing so.[90] In February, a speech that Rees-Mogg was giving at the University of the West England was disrupted when protesters accused him of being a racist and a bigot; violence between the protesters and others broke out.[91] After the incident, Britain First pledged to defend him from anti-fascist demonstrators.[92]

Political ideology

 
Rees-Mogg debating at The Cambridge Union in 2012

Rees-Mogg's political views have been described as High Tory,[93][94] reactionary,[93][95] traditionalist,[96][97] right-wing populist,[93][98] and socially conservative.[99][93] He has been located on the hard right of the Conservative Party.[92] Rees-Mogg is a staunch monarchist.[100] He is a member of the Cornerstone Group.[101]

Writing in The Daily Telegraph in May 2013, the Eurosceptic Rees-Mogg, asked whether it was time to make a "big open and comprehensive offer" to the UK Independence Party (UKIP). He said collaboration would be straightforward as policies were similar on "many issues" and most Conservatives would prefer Nigel Farage to Nick Clegg as Deputy Prime Minister.[102] His remarks angered his party leadership whilst UKIP said it was against any formal arrangements.[103] In 2017, he supported the confidence and supply agreement made between the Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).[104]

As a vocal critic of the European Union[105] Rees-Mogg was a leading figure in the campaign for the United Kingdom leaving the European Union appearing in a number of interviews to debate the topic. Speaking at the Oxford Union he described the EU as a threat to British democracy and to the sovereignty of parliament citing various countries' rejection of the European Constitution which was later implemented via the Treaty of Lisbon.[106][107] He later credited the DUP for having "saved" Brexit by torpedoing an agreement between the government and the EU.[108]

Counter to the Conservatives' U-turn on turning state schools into academies, Rees-Mogg is a proponent of academy-based education, reasoning that it gives schools more freedom from local education authorities to make decisions and cuts down on bureaucracy.[109] He has called children who went to state school and were not privately educated "potted plants".[110]

Regarding climate change, Rees-Mogg thinks solutions that do not hinder technological progress should be sought.[111] He has argued for abolition of environmental protections: "We could say, if it's good enough in India, it's good enough for here. There's nothing to stop that. We could take it a very long way...I accept that we're not going to allow dangerous toys to come in from China, we don’t want to see those kind of risks. But there's a very long way you can go."[112]

Rees-Mogg is a supporter of zero-hour contracts, arguing that they benefit employees, including students, by providing flexibility and could provide a route into more permanent employment.[113] He rejected criticism by Vince Cable and others that they were exploitative as "the standard response of the left".[113] In September 2017, Rees-Mogg suggested that food banks fulfil a vital function, and proceeded to argue that "to have charitable support given by people voluntarily to support their fellow citizens I think is rather uplifting and shows what a good, compassionate country we are". He went on to argue that "the real reason for the rise in numbers is that people know that they are there and Labour deliberately didn't tell them." During the same interview Rees-Mogg conceded that people have "found life tough" but suggested the best way out of poverty was through employment.[114]

Rees-Mogg has been critical of British involvement in the Syrian Civil War, denouncing a proposal to arm the Syrian rebels[115] and arguing that "The consequences of the efforts to undermine Assad have been the rise of terrorism and the mass movement of people."[116] He has described foreign aid as "fundamentally wasteful",[117] and supported a campaign by the Daily Express to reduce Britain's foreign aid budget.[118]

He has previously voted for a stricter asylum system and a more controlled immigration policy in order to reduce net migration.[119] According to Nigel Farage, Rees-Mogg believes a poster featuring the words "breaking point" overlaid on an image of columns of Syrian refugees entering Europe "won the referendum" for the Leave campaign.[120] As a supporter of Brexit he is in favour of the end of free movement of people to the United Kingdom, however wants the rights of current EU citizens living in the UK to be protected and not retrospectively retracted.[121]

Regarding same-sex marriage, Rees-Mogg has stated that he is opposed to it and "not proud" of it being legal, for it does not align with his Catholic faith,[122] and that it will alienate traditional supporters of the party.[123][124] In an interview with Radio 4, Rees-Mogg said that he had made it quite clear to his constituents that in this sort of matter he takes his whip from the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church rather than the Whip’s Office.[125][126] He later elaborated that in his view "marriage is a sacrament and the decision of what is a sacrament lies with the Church, not with Parliament." Despite his stance, Rees-Mogg has said that there is "no question of any of these laws being changed",[127] and that it wasn't for him to enforce his morals on others.[128] Also relating to his religious views, Rees-Mogg is against abortion in all circumstances, including in cases of rape, stating "I am completely opposed to abortion, life begins at the point of conception. With same-sex marriage, that is something that people are doing for themselves. With abortion, that is what people are doing to the unborn child."[129] However, he also noted he believes the UK's abortion laws are "not going to change".[130] He has described increased access to emergency contraception as "a great sadness, because life begins at the point of conception".[131]

Media

Rees-Mogg appeared on The 11 O'Clock Show in 1999. He was interviewed by Ali G, who (incorrectly) called him "Lord Rees-Mogg" and attempted to talk about social class.[132] He appeared on Have I Got News For You? in December 2016.[133]

In October 2017, Rees-Mogg presented talk radio station LBC's morning show for a day, where he discussed Brexit, foreign policy and the T-charge with callers, including Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable. Rees-Mogg was praised for his sense of humour and warmth, though some phrases such as "that's a rum thing for the rozzers to do" were seen as being out of touch.[134]

Public image

According to the Evening Standard, Rees-Mogg has generated controversy through some of his "more extreme views".[91] The commentator Suzanne Moore compared Rees-Mogg to Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage, and Donald Trump, noting that like them "he embodies the three things that many people require of modern politicians: a veneer of authenticity; an ability to cut through perceived liberal wisdom; and enormous privilege that is flaunted, rather than hidden."[135] Moore was of the view that he uses his "religious faith" in an attempt to "excuse his appalling bigotry".[136]

Personal life

 
In 2007, Rees-Mogg was married in a ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral

On 30 April 2006, Rees-Mogg became engaged to Helena de Chair, a writer for a trade magazine and the only child of Somerset de Chair and his fourth wife Lady Juliet Tadgell. Rees-Mogg had had first met de Chair, a close friend of his sister, when they were children, and they began dating the summer before their engagement, after Rees-Mogg had gained the blessing of Lady Juliet.[137] Owing to Rees-Mogg being a Roman Catholic and de Chair an Anglican, the couple were married in an ecumenical ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, on 14 January 2007, with 650 guests in attendance, including the Earl and Countess of Leicester; Lord St John of Fawsley; Peter and Virginia Bottomley; and Lord Brooke.[138] As part of the ceremony, the Abbot of Downside Abbey, Dom Aidan Bellenger, conducted a Latin Tridentine Mass, a service Rees-Mogg enjoys attending when available in Somerset.[139][140] Together the couple live at Gournay Court in West Harptree and have six children:[141][142]

  • Peter Theodore Alphege Rees-Mogg (b. 2007)
  • Mary Anne Charlotte Emma Rees-Mogg (b. 2008)
  • Thomas Wentworth Somerset Dunstan Rees-Mogg (b. 2010)
  • Anselm Charles Fitzwilliam Rees-Mogg (b. 2012)[143][144]
  • Alfred Wulfric Leyson Pius Rees-Mogg (b. 22 February 2016)[145]
  • Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher Rees-Mogg (b. July 2017)[146]

In 2010 the couple purchased the Grade II* listed Gournay Court,[147] a former Red Cross hospital where Rees-Mogg's great aunt served as a volunteer nurse and the resident matron during World War I.[148]

 
Since 2010, Rees-Mogg has lived at Gournay Court.

Speaking in July 2017, Rees-Mogg conceded that '"I’ve made no pretence to be a modern man at all, ever". During the same interview, Rees-Mogg admitted that he had never changed a nappy, noting that “I don’t think nanny would approve because I’m sure she’d think I wouldn’t do it properly”.[13] These remarks sparked criticism from other MPs. In September 2017 Labour MP Harriet Harman argued that “Men who don’t change nappies are deadbeat dads – and that includes Jacob Rees-Mogg”.[149]

Of his extended family, Rees-Mogg is the grandson of Thomas Richard Morris, a former mayor of St Pancras and the uncle of Olympic athlete Lawrence Clarke.[150]

On 15 July 2017 he joined Twitter, writing in Latin: Tempora mutantur, et nos mutamur in illis. ("the times change, and we change with them").[151] He also uses Instagram and has discovered he enjoys social media.[142]

As a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Historic Vehicles, Rees-Mogg has an interest in historic cars. At the age of 23, he purchased a 1968 T-Series Bentley previously owned by cricketer Gubby Allen, and which Rees-Mogg reportedly used while canvasing for votes in Central Fife. In 2005, Rees-Mogg added a 1936 3.5 Litre Bentley to his collection alongside a Lexus for everyday use.[152]

Rees-Mogg is also a cricket enthusiast and has supported Somerset County Cricket Club since his youth.[153]

Electoral history

General Election 2017: North East Somerset[154]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg 28,992 53.6 +3.9
Labour Robin Moss 18,757 34.7 +9.9
Liberal Democrat Manda Rigby 4,461 8.3 +0.4
Green Sally Calverley 1,245 2.3 -3.2
Independent Shaun Hughes 588 1.1 +1.1
Majority 10,235 19.0 -5.9
Turnout 54,043 75.7 +2.0
Conservative hold Swing -3.0
General election 2015: North East Somerset[155]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg 25,439 49.8 +8.5
Labour Todd Foreman 12,690 24.8 −6.8
UKIP Ernest Blaber 6,150 12.0 +8.6
Liberal Democrat Wera Hobhouse 4,029 7.9 −14.4
Green Katy Boyce[156] 2,802 5.5 +4.2
Majority 12,749 24.9 +15.3
Turnout 51,110 73.7 -2.3
Conservative hold Swing +7.65
General election 2010: North East Somerset[41]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg 21,130 41.3 +2.2
Labour Dan Norris 16,216 31.7 −7.0
Liberal Democrat Gail Coleshill 11,433 22.3 +2.7
UKIP Peter Sandell 1,754 3.4 +1.2
Green Michael Jay 670 1.3 +1.3
Majority 4,914 9.6
Turnout 51,203 76.0 +4.5
Conservative hold Swing +4.6
General election 2001: The Wrekin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Bradley 19,532 47.1 +0.1
Conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg 15,945 38.4 −1.8
Liberal Democrat Ian Jenkins 4,738 11.4 −1.4
UKIP Denis Brookes 1,275 3.1 N/A
Majority 3,587 8.7
Turnout 41,490 63.1 −12.1
Labour hold Swing +0.95
General election 1997: Central Fife
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Henry McLeish 23,912 58.7 +8.3
SNP Tricia Marwick 10,199 25.0 −0.1
Conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg 3,669 9.0 −8.6
Liberal Democrat Ross Laird 2,610 6.4 −0.5
Referendum John Scrymgeour-Wedderburn 375 0.9 N/A
Majority 13,713 33.6 +8.3
Turnout 40,765
Labour hold Swing

Media appearances

Radio

Year Show/Segment Role Appearances Station Ref.
2016 In Short Interviewee
  • 25 April 2016
BBC Radio 5 Live [157]
2016–2017 Any Questions? Interviewee
  • 21 January 2017
  • 5 March 2016
  • 2 September 2017
BBC Radio 4 [158][159][160]
2017 Jeremy Vine Interviewee
  • 6 July 2017
BBC Radio 2 [161]
2017 The Nigel Farage Show Interviewee
  • 19 July 2017
LBC [162]
2017 Today Interviewee
  • 11 August 2017
BBC Radio 4 [163]
2017 James O'Brien Guest Presenter
  • 23 October 2017
LBC [164]

Television

Year Title Notes Ref.
1982 Rowan's Report Series 1, episode 4 [165]
1999 The 11 O'Clock Show Series 2 episode 1 (Segment later used in Ali G, Innit) [11]
2011 Posh and Posher: Why Public School Boys Run Britain TV documentary [166]
2011–2017 Question Time 7 Episodes
  • 20 October 2011
  • 27 September 2012
  • 17 December 2015
  • 22 September 2016
  • 16 March 2017
  • 6 July 2017
  • 26 October 2017
[167]
2013–2015 This Week 3 Episodes
  • 7 February 2013
  • 5 June 2014
  • 24 September 2015
[168]
2013–2016 Have I Got News for You 4 Episodes
  • Series 45 episode 8
  • Series 47 episode 7
  • Series 50 episode 7
  • Series 52 episode 9
[169]
2013 Free Speech Live from Parliament 1 Episode
  • Series 2 episode 8
[170]
2014 Newsnight 3 Episodes
  • 18 February 2014
  • 3 June 2014
  • 3 October 2014
[171]
2015 Inside the Commons All 4 episodes [172]
2016–2017 Peston on Sunday 2 Episodes
  • Series 1 episode 2
  • Series 4 episode 10
[173]
2017 Sophy Ridge on Sunday 1 Episode
  • 12 February 2017
[174]
2016 MPs: Behind Closed Doors TV documentary [175]
2017 Brexit Means Brexit: The Unofficial Version TV documentary [176]
2011–2016 Daily Politics 15 Episodes
  • 16 December 2011
  • 24 February 2012
  • 10 November 2014
  • 3 February 2015
  • 1 June 2015
  • 23 October 2015
  • 3 November 2015
  • 9 February 2016
  • 9 May 2016
  • 4 July 2016
  • 11 October 2016
  • 7 November 2016
  • 4 September 2017
  • 15 November 2017
  • 19 November 2017 (Sunday Politics)
  • 1 December 2017
[177][178]
2017 Good Morning Britain 1 Episode
  • 6 September 2017
[179]
2017 The Andrew Marr Show 3 December 2017

Film

As a child Rees-Mogg appeared in three films by his aunt, film director Anne Rees-Mogg.

Year Film Role Ref.
1980 Transmogrification Self [180]
1980 Living Memory Self [181]
1983 Grandfather's Footsteps Self [182]

Writings

  • The Victorians. WH Allen (Expected 2019)[183]

See also

References

  1. ^ Somerset Capital Management home page
  2. ^ "Company Overview of Somerset Capital Management LLP". Bloomberg 12 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "MP Jacob Rees-Mogg under fire for not declaring financial interests". The Week In (East Bristol and North East Somerset). Keynsham & Saltford Times Ltd. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2018. Since becoming an MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg has earned more than £500,000 from a second job at Somerset Capital Management, a hedge-fund that he co-founded. Despite its name, Somerset Capital Management has nothing to do with Somerset, but it is in fact a London-based hedge fund that invests in overseas companies, including substantial interests in tobacco, oil and coal mining companies [quoting Labour Party candidate Todd Foreman] 
  4. ^ Turner, David (23 December 2015). "Somerset Capital Management Holds Fast in Emerging Markets". Institutional Investor. Retrieved 12 February 2018. ... Rees-Mogg remains a partner [in Somerset Capital Management LLP] but took a nonexecutive role after becoming a Conservative member of Parliament in 2010 
  5. ^ Lusher, Adam (13 August 2017). "Saviour of the Tory party or 'reactionary poison'? Will Jacob Rees-Mogg run for Tory leader, and what would he do as PM?". The Independent. Archived from the original on 9 September 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes. Wilmington, Delaware, US: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003.
  7. ^ Kidd, Charles (ed.). Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage 2008. p. 1,188. 
  8. ^ Teahan, Madeleine (2 August 2013). "Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'I think Mass can be too noisy and guitars should be banned'". The Catholic Herald. Archived from the original on 6 September 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  9. ^ Teahan, Madeleine (2 February 2017). "PODCAST: Jacob Rees-Mogg goes on retreat". The Catholic Herald. Archived from the original on 4 September 2017. 
  10. ^ Steeples, Matthew (24 October 2016). "The House of Mogg". The Steeple Times. Archived from the original on 1 February 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  11. ^ a b Wilson, Rob (9 July 2012). "Jacob Rees-Mogg: a Boris in the making?". Total Politics. Archived from the original on 4 September 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  12. ^ Rees-Mogg, Jacob (14 March 2014). "Jacob Rees-Mogg: My nanny made me the man I am". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 19 March 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  13. ^ a b Horton, Helena (21 July 2017). "Jacob Rees-Mogg: I have six children but have never changed a nappy". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 8 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  14. ^ Oldroyd-Bolt, David (3 November 2016). "The many, many millions of Mogg". The Spectator. Archived from the original on 4 September 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  15. ^ Woods, Vicki (1985). "Ever wondered what Jacob Rees-Mogg was like as a teenager?". Tatler. Archived from the original on 4 September 2017. 
  16. ^ "Faces of 1993 go on show at Royal Society of Portrait Painters' annual exhibition". The Telegraph. 11 May 1993. Archived from the original on 4 September 2017. Retrieved 4 September 2017. 
  17. ^ a b c Adams, Guy (19 October 2006). "Rees-Mogg: First family of fogeys". The Independent. Archived from the original on 19 November 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  18. ^ "Vote 2001 – Candidate: Jacob Rees-Mogg". BBC News. Archived from the original on 12 May 2004. Retrieved 17 July 2017. 
  19. ^ Dennis, Charlie (21 October 2013). "This House believes that the EU is a threat to democracy". Oxford Student. Archived from the original on 1 June 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2017. 
  20. ^ Fraser, Rory (2 November 2015). "Interview: Jacob-Rees Mogg". Cherwell. Archived from the original on 20 July 2017. Retrieved 8 July 2017. 
  21. ^ Lange-Kuettner, Chris (13 August 2017). "Interview with The Mogg". The Times. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  22. ^ a b Livsey, Alan (16 October 2017). "Brexiter Jacob Rees-Mogg's lacklustre record as a fund manager". Financial Times. Archived from the original on 21 October 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2017. 
  23. ^ Cumming, Shaun. "Jet-set team on the hunt for income". Fund Strategy. Centaur Media. Archived from the original on 7 September 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  24. ^ Mason, Rowena (14 August 2017). "Jacob Rees-Mogg: the Brexit-loving right's answer to Corbyn?". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 2 September 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  25. ^ "Rees-Mogg to run Lloyd George emerging fund". Professional Adviser. 2 January 2003. Archived from the original on 4 February 2018. Retrieved 21 October 2017. 
  26. ^ "Jacob Rees-Mogg". Trustnet. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  27. ^ Oldroyd-Bolt, David (3 November 2016). "The many, many millions of Mogg". Spectator Life. London. Retrieved 4 February 2018. When Helena comes into her inheritance, the Rees-Moggs’ net worth will be in excess of £100 million, and possibly as high as £150 million. Meanwhile, though he is no longer actively involved in the investment side of SCM (Dominic Johnson took over from him as chief executive in 2010) Rees-Mogg still receives an average of £11,730 a month in his capacity as a partner, which together which his MP’s salary gives him an income of at least £216,000 a year. 
  28. ^ Garside, Juliette; Osborne, Hilary; MacAskill, Ewen (9 November 2017). "The Brexiters who put their money offshore". the Guardian. Archived from the original on 10 November 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2018. 
  29. ^ Woods, Judith (18 June 2013). "'I will never be a phoney man of the people'". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 10 September 2013. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  30. ^ Fraser, Douglas (17 April 1997). "Election '97 : Old Etonian finds Fife a school of hard knocks". The Independent. Archived from the original on 5 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  31. ^ "Lost Voices". Division of Psychology and Language Sciences UCL. Archived from the original on 6 September 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  32. ^ Mullen, John (18 June 1999). "Lost voices". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  33. ^ a b Jack, Ian (24 April 2010). "In pursuit of Somerset royalty in the hyper-marginal hinterland". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  34. ^ "Election 2010: The Wrekin". Shropshire Star. Archived from the original on 1 October 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  35. ^ "Jacob Rees-Mogg MP". BBC News. Archived from the original on 7 March 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  36. ^ "State school pupils are 'potted plants', says Tory". The Independent. 4 October 2006. Archived from the original on 9 September 2017. 
  37. ^ Savill, Richard (5 March 2009). "Tory candidate apologises over Sun plagiarism row". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 10 March 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  38. ^ "Conservatives' Jacob Rees-Mogg accused of using employee to pose as constituent". The Daily Telegraph. 29 December 2009. Archived from the original on 28 January 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  39. ^ Butt, Riazat (22 February 2008). "Archbishop orders Catholic hospital board to resign in ethics dispute". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2008. 
  40. ^ Long, Camilla (11 April 2010). "Maybe he's canvassing in the King of Spain's private loo". The Sunday Times. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  41. ^ a b "Election 2010 – Somerset North East". BBC News. 7 May 2010. 
  42. ^ "Somerton & Frome". BBC News. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  43. ^ "Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg MP". parliament.uk. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 4 September 2017. 
  44. ^ Wallace, Mark (7 September 2017). "Brexit Select Committee election result – Whittingdale, Rees-Mogg, Bone and others elected". ConservativeHome. Archived from the original on 7 September 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2017. 
  45. ^ Isaby, Jonathan (15 December 2010). "Philip Hollobone continues to top the league table of backbench rebels". ConservativeHome. Archived from the original on 7 March 2013. 
  46. ^ "Voting Record — Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, North East Somerset (24926)". The Public Whip. Bairwell. Archived from the original on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  47. ^ Wright, Oliver (6 January 2013). "Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'I'm suspicious of politicians who try to be men of the people'". The Independent. Archived from the original on 6 August 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  48. ^ "Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Internet's favourite MP". The Week. 6 July 2017. Archived from the original on 7 August 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  49. ^ a b "The cult of Jacob Rees-Mogg". Total Politics. 1 July 2011. Archived from the original on 3 September 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  50. ^ "Sustainable Livestock Bill". They Work for You. mySociety. 12 November 2010. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  51. ^ "Friday filibusters and mug poetry". LabourList. 15 November 2012. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  52. ^ Jacob Rees-Mogg (12 November 2010). "Sustainable Livestock Bill". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). House of Commons of the United Kingdom. col. 605. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. 
  53. ^ "Tory MP calls for Somerset to have its own time zone". BBC News. 18 January 2012. Archived from the original on 20 January 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  54. ^ "Clause 3 – Powers exercisable by police civilians and accredited persons". They Work for You. mySociety. 7 November 2011. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  55. ^ HC Deb, 21 February 2012, c787 Archived 31 July 2017 at the Wayback Machine.
  56. ^ Nigel Morris (8 August 2013). "Jacob Rees-Mogg's after-dinner speech to group calling on Doreen Lawrence to 'go home'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 6 February 2018. 
  57. ^ Holehouse, Matthew (8 August 2013). "Jacob Rees-Mogg's shock at dinner with group that want to repatriate black Britons". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 11 August 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  58. ^ Morris, Nigel (8 August 2013). "Jacob Rees-Mogg's after-dinner speech to group calling on Doreen Lawrence to 'go home'". The Independent. Archived from the original on 26 February 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  59. ^ Mason, Rowena (8 August 2013). "Jacob Rees-Mogg 'shocked' by right-wing group's attack on Lawrence". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 26 February 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  60. ^ Edgar, James (14 January 2014). "MP dismisses £250,000 taxpayer bill for politicians's portraits as 'chicken feed'". Telegraph. Archived from the original on 30 March 2016. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  61. ^ Merrick, Jane (14 December 2014). "Leading Tory backbench MP Jacob Rees-Mogg 'failed to declare interests'". The Independent. Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  62. ^ "Jacob Rees-Mogg will face no investigation over declaration of interests". The Bristol Post. 5 January 2015. Archived from the original on 14 January 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  63. ^ Telford, Lyndsey; Heighton, Luke (22 February 2015). "The MPs who topped up their salaries with £1,600-an-hour second jobs". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 23 February 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  64. ^ Sparrow, Andrew; Siddique, Haroon; Khomami, Nadia; Johnston, Chris (30 June 2016). "Boris Johnson says he is out of Tory party leadership race after Gove challenge – as it happened". Guardian. Archived from the original on 1 October 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017. 
  65. ^ Crace, John (14 October 2016). "Trump loses support of Jacob Rees-Mogg... but he may be secretly relieved". Guardian. Archived from the original on 1 October 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017. 
  66. ^ "Jacob Rees-Mogg MP says he would vote for Donald Trump". BBC News. 11 September 2016. Archived from the original on 12 February 2017. 
  67. ^ Elgot, Jessica (10 October 2016). "Top Tories distance themselves from Trump after groping boasts". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 28 January 2017. 
  68. ^ Heffer, Greg (20 January 2017). "The Queen is Britain's 'secret weapon' in wooing President Donald Trump, claims Tory MP". The Daily Express. 
  69. ^ "Don't worry about President Trump retweeting racist Britain First because Twitter is a 'fundamentally trivial medium' says Jacob Rees Mogg". Bristol Post. 3 December 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2018. 
  70. ^ "Jacob Rees-Mogg met Steve Bannon to discuss US-UK politics". The Guardian. 1 December 2017. 
  71. ^ "Don't worry about President Trump retweeting racist Britain First because Twitter is a 'fundamentally trivial medium' says Jacob Rees Mogg". Bristol Post. 3 December 2017. 
  72. ^ "Jacob Rees-Mogg is the second most popular choice to be next Tory leader among party members". Business Insider. 9 August 2017. Archived from the original on 13 August 2017. 
  73. ^ "'The times change, and we change with them': Jacob Rees-Mogg gets Twitter". The Daily Telegraph. 18 July 2017. Archived from the original on 19 July 2017. 
  74. ^ "Jacob Rees-Mogg mulls Tory leadership bid". The Times. 13 August 2017. 
  75. ^ "Jacob Rees-Mogg 'sounds out friends' about his leadership ambitions". The Daily Telegraph. 13 August 2017. Archived from the original on 13 August 2017. 
  76. ^ Sparrow, Andrew (13 August 2017). "Jacob Rees-Mogg brushes off leadership talk – but does not rule out bid". Guardian. Archived from the original on 15 August 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2017. 
  77. ^ "Tory MP: I'll Quit Party If Rees-Mogg Is Made Leader". HuffPost UK. 14 August 2017. Archived from the original on 29 August 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017. 
  78. ^ "Tory MP Anna Soubry threatens to quit party if Brexiteers like Jacob Rees-Mogg and Boris Johnson take over". Evening Standard. 6 February 2017. 
  79. ^ https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/greening-hints-at-party-exit-if-rees-mogg-becomes-pm-9hr7sjjs7
  80. ^ Batchelor, Tom (9 June 2017). "Theresa May should resign following disastrous Tory election, says Tim Farron". The Independent. Archived from the original on 6 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  81. ^ "'The times change, and we change with them': Jacob Rees-Mogg gets Twitter". The Daily Telegraph. 18 July 2017. Archived from the original on 19 July 2017. 
  82. ^ McDonald, Karl (30 June 2017). "#moggmentum: the unlikely movement to make Jacob Rees-Mogg Prime Minister". i. Archived from the original on 6 September 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017. 
  83. ^ Ashcroft, Esme (8 July 2017). "Petition launched to get Jacob Rees-Mogg to stand as Prime Minister". Bristol Post. Archived from the original on 6 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  84. ^ Morrison, Caitlin (7 July 2017). "Odds slashed on Jacob Rees-Mogg to replace Theresa May as Tory leader". cityam.com. Archived from the original on 12 August 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017. 
  85. ^ Sparrow, Andrew (13 August 2017). "Jacob Rees-Mogg brushes off leadership talk – but does not rule out bid". Guardian. Archived from the original on 15 August 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2017. 
  86. ^ Frost, Sam (14 August 2017). "Mogg for PM!". commentcentral.co.uk. Archived from the original on 6 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  87. ^ Rizzo, Alessandra (5 September 2017). "Jacob Rees-Mogg tops Conservative poll on next party leader". SkyNews. Archived from the original on 5 September 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017. 
  88. ^ Swinford, Steven (16 January 2018). "Jacob Rees-Mogg to lead Eurosceptic Tory MPs and 'hold Government to account' over Brexit". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 18 January 2018. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 
  89. ^ "Don't underestimate Jacob Rees-Mogg – he is the Corbyn of the Conservative Party". The Independent. 3 February 2018. Retrieved 5 February 2018. 
  90. ^ "Jacob Rees-Mogg attacks Theresa May and Philip Hammond as leadership speculation mounts". The Independent. 5 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018. 
  91. ^ a b Chloe Chaplain (3 February 2018). "acob Rees-Mogg caught up in scuffle at university politics event". Evening Standard. Retrieved 6 February 2018. 
  92. ^ a b "Rees-Mogg's new security force? Britain First to defend Brexiteer against 'Antifa idiots'". RT. 6 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018. 
  93. ^ a b c d "Jacob Rees-Mogg's controversial views on abortion, gay marriage, zero-hour contracts, Donald Trump and more". The Metro. 7 September 2017. Archived from the original on 9 September 2017. 
  94. ^ "The Great Brexit Shambles". New York Times. 8 September 2017. Archived from the original on 9 September 2017. 
  95. ^ "Artful Rees-Mogg is anything but a joke". The Times. 12 August 2017. 
  96. ^ "Jacob Rees-Mogg and Nicky Morgan in Tory battle for top Westminster post". i News. 4 July 2017. Archived from the original on 2 August 2017. 
  97. ^ "Tory members turn to David Davis in battle to succeed Theresa May". The Guardian. 22 July 2017. Archived from the original on 1 August 2017. 
  98. ^ "Populism's Latest Twist: An Aristocrat Could Be Britain's Prime Minister". New York Observer. 14 July 2017. Archived from the original on 12 August 2017. 
  99. ^ "Jacob Rees-Mogg fails to rule out a future bid to be next Conservative Party leader". Business Insider. 14 August 2017. Archived from the original on 9 September 2017. 
  100. ^ Chat Politics (28 March 2014). "Jacob Rees-Mogg on Downton Abbey, the Ukraine crisis, and taking famous women to a desert island". Chat Politics. Archived from the original on 9 May 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  101. ^ "Who we are". Cornerstone Group. Archived from the original on 14 May 2007. 
  102. ^ Rees-Mogg, Jacob (7 May 2013). "Reunite the right: give Ukip jobs in a Conservative ministry". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 20 March 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  103. ^ Helm, Toby (1 February 2014). "Ukip pact backed by nearly half of Conservative activists". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  104. ^ "DUP deal will make the Tories the nasty party again, says Lord Patten". The Daily Telegraph. 26 June 2017. Archived from the original on 10 September 2017. 
  105. ^ "Jacob Rees-Mogg". UK Parliament. Archived from the original on 9 July 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  106. ^ Waterfield, Bruno (26 June 2008). "EU Constitution author says referendums can be ignored". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 7 September 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  107. ^ "When France 'ignored' the result of an EU referendum". The Local. 28 June 2016. Archived from the original on 7 September 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  108. ^ "As it happened: Govt wants UK-wide partial alignment". Sky News. 5 December 2017. 
  109. ^ "Academisation". jacobreesmogg.com. 3 May 2016. Archived from the original on 7 September 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  110. ^ "State school pupils are 'potted plants', says Tory". The Independent. 4 October 2006. Retrieved 6 February 2018. 
  111. ^ "Jacob Rees-Mogg". Chat Politics. Archived from the original on 4 May 2014. 
  112. ^ Stone, Jon. "Britain could slash environmental and safety standards 'a very long way' after Brexit, Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg says". The Independent. Archived from the original on 28 June 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2017. 
  113. ^ a b Rees-Mogg, Jacob (6 August 2013). "Zero-hours contracts: why do Lefties always think they know best?". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 9 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  114. ^ Proctor, Kate (14 September 2017). "Jacob Rees-Mogg claims food bank use is up because the Tories have told people they are there". Archived from the original on 14 September 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2017. 
  115. ^ "War in Syria: what would Thomas Aquinas do?". The Daily Telegraph. 18 June 2013. Archived from the original on 11 September 2017. 
  116. ^ "October 2015". Midsomer Norton, Radstock & District Journal. 30 September 2015. Archived from the original on 9 September 2017. 
  117. ^ "Jacob Rees-Mogg blasts David Cameron and George Osborne's 'fundamentally wasteful' foreign aid policy". The Sun. 1 November 2017. 
  118. ^ "Jacob Rees-Mogg denies he is 'measuring the curtains' as he unexpectedly arrives at No 10". iNews. 8 February 2018. 
  119. ^ "Immigration". jacobreesmogg.com. 22 May 2015. Archived from the original on 7 September 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  120. ^ "Nigel Farage: the arsonist in exile". New Statesman. 8 December 2017. 
  121. ^ Gutteridge, Nick (12 June 2017). "EU migrants will STAY in UK as Home Office cuts mean it will take 140 YEARS to deport them". Daily Express. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  122. ^ "Owen Jones talks to Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'I'm not in favour of this new-age drippiness'". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 16 April 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  123. ^ Duffy, Nick; McCormick, Joseph Patrick (31 January 2015). "Jacob Rees-Mogg: The PM is 'rubbing in gay marriage'". Pink News. Archived from the original on 4 May 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  124. ^ Merrick, Jane (1 February 2015). "MP Jacob Rees-Mogg tells Tory activists he is 'not proud' of gay marriage law". The Independent. Archived from the original on 7 May 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  125. ^ Hattersley, Roy (2017). "Chapter 28: Making Catholicism Count". The Catholics: The Church and its People in Britain and Ireland, from the Reformation to the Present Day. London: Chatto & Windus. p. 600. ISBN 978-1-4481-8297-8. Archived from the original on 10 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  126. ^ Lusher, Adam (13 August 2017). "Saviour of the Tory party or 'reactionary poison'? Will Jacob Rees-Mogg run for Tory leader, and what would he do as PM?". Independent. Archived from the original on 9 September 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2017. 
  127. ^ "Piers Morgan Ambushes UK Conservative Lawmaker Over His Religious Beliefs". Daily Wire. 8 September 2017. Archived from the original on 10 September 2017. 
  128. ^ Sawer, Patrick (9 September 2017). "Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'I oppose same-sex marriage, but I'd go to a gay wedding'". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 9 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  129. ^ Horton, Helena (6 September 2017). "Jacob Rees-Mogg sets out anti-gay marriage and abortion beliefs – but won't rule out leadership bid". Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 6 September 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017. 
  130. ^ "Jacob Rees-Mogg says he's against abortion – including in rape and incest cases". The Metro. 6 September 2017. Archived from the original on 9 September 2017. 
  131. ^ "Jacob Rees-Mogg denies he is 'credible candidate' for leadership". Times and Star. 14 September 2017. Archived from the original on 4 February 2018. 
  132. ^ "Goofy gangsta". The Guardian. 2 May 1999. Retrieved 6 February 2018. 
  133. ^ "Have I Got News for You". BBC One. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2018. 
  134. ^ "Jacob Rees Mogg On LBC: The Hilarious Highlights". LBC. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2018. 
  135. ^ Suzanne Moore (6 September 2017). "Jacob Rees-Mogg isn't old-fashioned, he's a thoroughly modern bigot". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 February 2018. 
  136. ^ Suzanne Moore (6 September 2017). "Jacob Rees-Mogg isn't old-fashioned, he's a thoroughly modern bigot". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 February 2018. 
  137. ^ "The Innocent smoothies of politics are still the party of the rich". The Guardian. 9 March 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2018. 
  138. ^ "Jacob gets hitched, old-Tory style". Daily Mail. 14 January 2007. Archived from the original on 19 March 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017. 
  139. ^ Rees-Mogg, William (24 January 2007). "The wonders of Christianity (and chick-lit)". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  140. ^ Teahan, Madeleine (2 August 2013). "Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'I think Mass can be too noisy and guitars should be banned'". The Catholic Herald. Archived from the original on 26 October 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  141. ^ "World War One At Home - Gournay Court". BBC One. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2018. 
  142. ^ a b "Jacob Rees-Mogg announces baby Sixtus". BBC News Online. BBC. 5 July 2017. Archived from the original on 5 July 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  143. ^ "A sprog for Rees-Mogg" Archived 4 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine., the Daily Mail, 17 October 2007.
  144. ^ "Jacob Rees-Mogg: Maybe he's canvassing in the King of Spain's private loo", The Times, 11 April 2010.
  145. ^ [1] Archived 3 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine., Daily Telegraph 24 February 2016
  146. ^ Rees-Mogg, Jacob (5 July 2017). "Helena and I announce with great joy that we have a baby Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher, a brother for Peter, Mary, Thomas, Anselm and Alfred". Archived from the original on 11 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017 – via Instagram. 
  147. ^ "Gourney Court". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 6 February 2018. 
  148. ^ "Gournay Court, Somerset: Remembering a Great Aunt". BBC. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  149. ^ Asthana, Anushka. "Jacob Rees-Mogg is a 'deadbeat dad', says Harriet Harman". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 9 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  150. ^ Hart, Simon (28 September 2010). "Charles Lawrence Somerset Clarke eyes next hurdle". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 26 February 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  151. ^ Horton, Helena (18 July 2017). "'The times change, and we change with them': Jacob Rees-Mogg gets Twitter". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 19 July 2017. 
  152. ^ Coates, Ashley (6 October 2016). "Jacob Rees-Mogg on his first Alfa, Bentleys and the joys of classic motoring". Evening Standard. Archived from the original on 6 September 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017. 
  153. ^ "Meet Jacob | Jacob Rees-Mogg MP". www.jacobreesmogg.com. Archived from the original on 2 December 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  154. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated" (PDF). Bath and North East Somerset Returning Officer. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 June 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 
  155. ^ "Somerset North East". BBC. Archived from the original on 8 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  156. ^ "Katy Boyce | WhoCanIVoteFor?". Yournextmp.com. Archived from the original on 21 March 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  157. ^ "#BBQs: Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg". BBC. Archived from the original on 28 April 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  158. ^ "Diane Abbott MP, Lionel Barber, Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, Xenia Wickett". BBC. Archived from the original on 29 January 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  159. ^ "Juliet Davenport, Clive Lewis MP, Mark Littlewood, Jacob Rees-Mogg MP". BBC. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  160. ^ "Minette Batters, Billy Bragg, Lisa Nandy MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg MP". BBC. Archived from the original on 1 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  161. ^ "BBC Radio 2 – Jeremy Vine, Care Homes and Swimming". BBC. Archived from the original on 6 July 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  162. ^ "The Nigel Farage Show: Watch In Full". LBC. Archived from the original on 6 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  163. ^ "BBC Radio 4 – Today, 11/08/2017". BBC. Archived from the original on 5 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  164. ^ "Jacob Rees Mogg On LBC: The Hilarious Highlights". LBC. 23 October 2017. Archived from the original on 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017. 
  165. ^ Clark, Tom (16 April 2015). "One man's quest to meld Adam Smith and Marx – by creating an Uber for jobs". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 6 September 2017. Retrieved 4 September 2017. 
  166. ^ Sutcliffe, Tom (27 January 2011). "Last Night's TV: Posh and Posher: Why Public School Boys Run Britain". The Independent. Archived from the original on 6 September 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2017. 
  167. ^ "BBC One – Question Time – Episode guide". BBC. Archived from the original on 16 December 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  168. ^ "BBC One – This Week – Episode guide". BBC. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  169. ^ "BBC One – Have I Got News for You – Episode guide". bbc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 25 July 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  170. ^ "Live from Parliament". bbc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 17 February 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  171. ^ "BBC Two – Newsnight – Episode guide". bbc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 26 May 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  172. ^ "BBC Two – Inside the Commons – Episode guide". BBC. Archived from the original on 18 February 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  173. ^ "Peston on Sunday Series and Episode Guides". Radio Times. Archived from the original on 6 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  174. ^ "Sophy Ridge on Sunday: Sexism, the Lords and the elite". Sky News. Archived from the original on 6 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  175. ^ "MPs: Behind Closed Doors". channel5.com. Archived from the original on 6 September 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2017. 
  176. ^ Rees, Jasper (21 June 2017). "Brexit Means Brexit was a romp through a year of political restlessness: review". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 7 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  177. ^ "BBC Two – Daily Politics – Episode guide". BBC. Archived from the original on 16 February 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  178. ^ Nair, Ajay (5 September 2017). "'Unlike many at the BBC' Jacob Rees-Mogg takes SAVAGE swipe at 'unbalanced' broadcaster". Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  179. ^ "Jacob Rees-Mogg sets out anti-gay marriage and abortion beliefs – but won't rule out leadership bid". telegraph.co.uk. Archived from the original on 6 September 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017. 
  180. ^ "Transmogrification". British Film Institute. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  181. ^ "Living Memory". British Film Institute. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  182. ^ "Grandfather's Footsteps". British Film Institute. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  183. ^ Cowdrey, Katherine (12 April 2017). "Jacob Rees-Mogg pens popular history book". The Bookseller. Archived from the original on 4 December 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2017. 

External links