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Candidate of the Day: Jacob Rees Mogg


One of the most articulate, entertaining, and highly rebellious MPs of the 2010 intake, the privileged, unabashed archetypal Conservative Jacob Rees Mogg is a species Dave Cameron tried to wipe out.

A practicing Christian, Rees Mogg opposed gay marriage, stating I’m a Roman Catholic and have made it clear to my constituents that in this sort of matter I take my whip from the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church rather than the Whip’s Office”.

Rees Mogg is a committed Eurosceptic who floated the idea of a Tory – Ukip pact, an idea that infuriated Tory modernisers.

He could never be accused of being a moderniser.

The Honourable Member for the 19th Century once said: “I accept that things like escalators do need an upgrade every now and then, but I think the fundamental principles of Conservatism have a long thread running through them that does not need to be modernised”.

The Conservative Woman couldn’t have put it any better.

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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