THE MODERN VICTORIAN CUTTING EDGE AND THRUSTIER SIDE OF BRITISH MOGGY POLI-TICKS … The Moggster – polite assassin
What will Jacob Rees-Mogg
do as Leader of the Commons
in Boris Johnson’s cabinet?
JACOB Rees-Mogg was recently awarded his first Cabinet role as Leader of the House of Commons.
Who is Jacob Rees-Mogg?
Jacob William Rees-Mogg (born 24 May 1969) is a British politician serving as Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council since 2019.
He said that council officials with the power to issue on-the-spot fines should be made to wear bowler hats.
Jacob Rees-Mogg, 50, was a backbench Tory MP for North East Somerset but is better known for his period drama persona which has been winning him fans.
He entered Parliament during the 2010 General Election after working as a fund manager in London.
During the EU referendum, he was a passionate Brexiteer and made many high-profile media appearances arguing for a vote to leave the EU.
To say he was born into a privileged position is an understatement – he is the Eton and Oxford-educated son of the long-serving Times editor William Rees-Mogg.
How do you make an impression in a new job?
Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg began his new role as the leader of the House of Commons by issuing a style guide to all staff members in his new office.
His rules, according to ITV News, include banning his staff from using words such as “very”, “lot” and “got” when writing to other MPs and members of the public.
Mr Rees-Mogg, who was brought into government by the new prime minister, has also asked staff in his new office to use imperial measurements and refer to non-titled males as “esquire”.
The guidance was drawn up by Mr Rees-Mogg’s North East Somerset constituency team some years ago, but has now been shared with officials in his new office.
What words have been banned?
Very • due to • ongoing • hopefully • unacceptable • equal • too many “I”s • yourself • lot • got • speculate • invest (in schools etc) • no longer fit for purpose • I am pleased to learn • meet with • ascertain • disappointment • I note/understand your concerns
Jacob Rees-Mogg’s best moments
Published on 26 Jul 2019
NEW Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg joked that his Nanny would be kept out of Parliament during a comedic debut at the Despatch Box yesterday.
His opposite number Valerie Vaz suggested he could sack the 77-year-old nanny Veronica Crook now he has a team of staff in his new Cabinet job.
THE LONGER VERSION
BORIS Johnson rewarded Jacob Rees-Mogg with his first Cabinet role as Leader of the House of Commons.