Senior Tory BLASTS Mogg Leadership Prospects: “I Don’t Think That Would Work”
Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 committee has hit out at the prospect of a Jacob Rees-Mogg Tory Leadership, saying that it simply wouldn’t “work”.
As the chairman of the 1922 committee, Brady is responsible for overseeing the election of the party leader and would likely be the returning officer in that election.
Speaking at University College London (UCL), Brady said that there would be a “cast of thousands” going for the job in the next contest, and that there was no way the party could unite around any one candidate.
Brady said: “I don’t think that it would work. He brings a lot of fun to politics. A lot of style. He is very entertaining. Cheers everybody up. And there is a real serious point as well.
“But it’s one thing for a lot of members of the public, or the party, to think it’s great fun and admire him for never mincing his words and speaking 18th Century English.
“It’s another thing to see that translating to being the prime minister and connecting with the whole of the country. So no I don’t see it happening.
“I have colleagues who say to me if we have another leadership election we’ve got to make sure there’s just one candidate. We can’t.
“My instinct is that if there is a leadership election in the next few years you could have cast of thousands. I don’t see anyone saying ‘so-and-so is evidently the best person, we are all going to step aside’.”