Jacob Rees-Mogg: Selected Quotes

On Paid Holidays and other employment benefits

TUC’s Nicola Smith: “Paid holiday, paid rest breaks, rights for time off if you’ve got kids and your kids are unwell, protection from discrimination when you’re pregnant”….  “I [Rees-Mogg] don’t support all these employment rights that come from Europe.”

Source Jacob Rees-Mogg on workers’ rights: 11 times he revealed his true colours | openDemocracy

On Food Banks:

“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.

Source Jacob Rees-Mogg: Increased Use Of Food Banks Is “Rather Uplifting” – LBC

On David Cameron:

You had that great day when he [Cameron] wore four shirts or whatever it was, and was pretending to negotiate very hard and came out at the end with exactly what Donald Tusk [European Council President] said he would have three or four months earlier.”

Source Brexit news: How Jacob Rees-Mogg hit out at David Cameron over ‘sham’ EU talks | Royal | News | Express.co.uk 

His Long word:

[manufactured a Hansard record with] the use of floccinaucinihilipilification in the House of Commons – now the longest word in Hansard.

Source MP uses 29-letter word: floccinaucinihilipilification – BBC News

On Marcus Rashford

[school meals in holiday periods: Rees-Mogg voted against].

Free school meals have only ever been intended to support pupils during term time.1

Source School meals vote: Jacob Rees-Mogg and other Somerset MPs respond after Marcus Rashford-backed initiative is defeated – Somerset Live

On Theresa May

[He] described the disgraceful & abominable go-home vans that Theresa May introduced as Home Secretary as “a lapse of good taste!”

Source Peter Stefanovic on Twitter: “What would you expect from Jacob Rees-Mogg, the man who described the disgraceful & abominable go-home vans that Theresa May introduced as Home Secretary as “a lapse of good taste!” https://t.co/9QtIeqH7zf” / Twitter

On Brexit Opportunities

“Is that the best you can do, cheese and fish fingers?” Venables hit back.

Rees-Mogg said: “I’m just giving you an example of savings, but dare I say you’re slightly missing the point.

“The point is this is the aggregation of lots and lots of small savings.”

Source Jacob Rees-Mogg’s List Of Brexit Benefits Includes A Discount On Fish Fingers | HuffPost UK Politics (huffingtonpost.co.uk)

On Boris Johnson

Getting rid of Johnson “would be bad for the country and it would be bad for the world,” the Tory MP [Rees-Mogg] continued, “because then we would not have the global leadership that we need.”

Source Jacob Rees-Mogg’s Defence Of Boris Johnson Over Partygate Leaves Interviewer ‘Way Beyond Cross’ | HuffPost UK Politics (huffingtonpost.co.uk)

At Eton College

Such is the controversy currently engulfing Eton-educated politicians, that former Eton headteacher Tony Little has chimed in saying ex-pupils, Boris Johnson, David Cameron and Jacob Rees-Mogg are giving the respected school a “bad name.”

Source Another Eton mess: Politicians with privileged backgrounds under fire in wake of ‘BYOB’ garden party scandal – Left Foot Forward: Leading the UK’s progressive debate

In Parliament


His party colleague Anna Turley posted: ‘The physical embodiment of arrogance, entitlement, disrespect and contempt for our parliament.’

Source Jacob Rees-Mogg admits ‘mistake’ of lounging on Commons bench, but says he was restoring tradition | Daily Mail Online


1 Johnson’s climb down “This was never about me or you, this was never about politics, this was a cry out for help from vulnerable parents all over the country and I simply provided a platform for their voices to be heard.” Marcus Rashford

Source ‘They can effectively blame Covid for everything’: What coronavirus means for Brexit talks | The Independent | The Independent

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