Clegg SLAMS “Backwards-Looking” Rees-Mogg
Nick Clegg has taken a swipe at what he called the “backwards-looking” approach of Jacob Rees-Mogg. He was responding to a question about whether he would be joining a rumoured new ‘centrist’ Party.
Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Mr Clegg said;
A lot of people clearly feel quite homeless at the moment, politically speaking.
They see this Rees-Mogg backwards-looking style Conservative Party, this backwards-looking Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn and they feel they are being underrepresented in Parliament.
Mr Clegg said he had “no plans” to join any new Party. He did, however, say he was “untribal” and that he thought it was “highly likely” a new Party would be formed.
My instinct is that if you are looking for any big shifts in the tectonic plates in British politics in the next few months and years – it’ll come, if anywhere, from within the Labour Party.
I think it is highly likely, they will all deny it of course and say Labour until our dying day, but there seems to be such a fundamental decision between what mainstream Labour people believe and the Corbyn McDonnell view of life.