Jacob Rees-Mogg ‘Seriously Considering’ Tory Leadership Bid

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Whilst UKIP are currently embroiled in an exciting but divisive leadership campaign with a large field of candidates, we should not lose sight of the fact that the current leader of the Conservative Party, and our Prime Minister, enjoys a position that is still far from secure.

Although there has been a public effort to present a united front over the past few days, with both Philip Hammond and David Davis issuing a statement saying the UK would leave the single market and customs union in March 2019, behind the scenes activity has continued throughout the summer recess by all the leading candidates, especially the Davis and Boris Johnson camps.

Against this backdrop, support has quietly been building for a rank outsider, the softly spoken ‘posh boy’ Jacob Rees-Mogg. The grassroots “Moggmentum’ campaign has been steadily gathering pace, and whilst the ‘Moggster’ himself had previously ruled himself out of a contest, there are indications today that he may have had a change of heart. Buoyed and flattered by the outpourings of support, Rees-Mogg has been sounding out some of his close chums to see if they think he really should enter the race, although Mr. Rees-Mogg was in his usual self-effacing form when he told the Sunday Times:

‘I rather think if I threw my hat into the ring, my hat would be thrown back at me pretty quickly’.

The news comes days after the father of six was revealed as the second-most popular choice to become the next Tory leader in a poll of party members by the ConservativeHome website.

He has resolutely supported May, who lost her party’s majority in June’s general election.
While David Davis, 68, the Brexit secretary, remains the front­runner to succeed her, a number of Tories want the party to “skip a generation” and find a younger leader. One friend said of Rees-Mogg:

‘Should she stand aside . . . he is starting to look at some of his more ambitious peers and wonder what they have got that he hasn’t.’

Trump ally Ted Malloch said he went for a private lunch with the hard Brexiteer, who reportedly expressed interest in the role. Mr Malloch said:

‘I was at a lunch with Jacob very recently and he indicated he would like to be considered for the leadership when the time comes.

‘He did not mean now, but at some point in the future.’

Mr Malloch also urged the Tories to dump ‘weak’ May in favour of ‘lion’ Rees-Mogg.

Westmonster Dave is the News Editor of Kipper Central.

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14 Responses

  1. John says:

    The wrong UKIP leader could result in the return of Farage perhaps in a totally different Party, an alliance with Mogg would be interesting

    • Angela nicholls says:

      It would be excellent as they both know the truth of what is going on.and neither mince there words.they are both dedicated to the people and not the establishment.

  2. The sooner Jacob Rees Mogg takes over to be PM OF OUR COUNTRY the better. He has strong views that we need to hear. Just get May out now, not in 2019. There will be no Great Britain left if it is in her hands much longer. What should have been straightforward to her she simply did not understand. Consequently our country is absolutely falling apart. But what else could we expect. She IS A REMAINER. Please back Rees Mogg everybody to endeavour to sort out Brexit and abide by the Vote that we won, which included less, if any more, immigrants. They are turning German people out of their homes and moving in. They will do it in every country until they have taken over.

  3. If you are a conservative ,we should all write to our local m.p. And tell them that we have No Confidence in the leader and want a Vote for a Brexit believing PM. And do it before the powers that be have sold us to the EU completely. Do it now

  4. Charles March says:

    Jacob could well become William Pitt the Younger, Mark (ii). We need new and patriotic blood because the older blood smells decidedly off!

  5. Kevin Souter says:

    Well i still cannot see how an remainer can possible be asked to get us out of the eu, for gods sake, and ours lets hope Jacob really is the MAN we need. it would seem to me the only way we are going to get out.

  6. Myra Shearer says:

    A partnership between Jacob and Nigel would solve our problems. We can’t delay as Theresa May will not deliver what we voted for.

  7. Christine says:

    Jacob Rees-Mogg appears to possess that rare quality of both intelligence AND common sense. His education has stood him in good stead – the expense of which has not been wasted on him. As a result he is both disciplined and moral. And a good sense of humour to boot! What more could we ask?

  8. Marjorie Cole says:

    I think Jacob Rees Mogg would make an excellent Prime Minister. He is a very able orator, doesn’t need any notes and is passionate about his beliefs. I think the fact he is younger than others likely to be chosen is good. I think the front bench could do without some of the old guard. He wants to get out of th EU without us having to pay billions & he has agreed to walk away. There is nobody more able & he would be a breath of fresh air in the cabinet!

  9. James Hannah says:

    Every so often a polatition comes to the fore, perhaps once in a generation. Rees Mog is one of those, as .were Churchill and Thatcher. They seem to appear when our Country is in trouble.It would be remiss of the parliamentarians, if they did not insist that this man is put in charge…

  10. MIKE MAUNDER says:

    Cometh the hour, cometh the man ! Rees-Mogg, this is your time to shine. Reach out an take the job of PM, it’s yours. Unless I’m living in a very different place to everyone else, you don’t seem to have collected too many enemies, but then you don’t have a circle of loyal mates either. That could be to your advantage, as enemies are sure to vote tactically to make sure you don’t get the job. Loyal mates, are always looking for you to give promotion to them, not for ability but because they are a mate ! You could have a clean sweep, and appoint a cabinet of merit, which would be something of a change. Your name would be recorded in history for taking us out of the EU. An honour in itself !

  11. Brenda Ross says:

    We voted leave , and thats what we want, NO MORE EU, END OFF,I CANNOT THINK OF ANOTHER WAY OF PUTTING IT, NO SINGLE MARKET, CONTROL OF OURS BORDERS( WHICH HAVE STILL NOT BEEN CLOSED) CONTROL OF IMMIGRANTS WHO WANT TO COME INTO OUR COUNTRY, WE ARE NOT ASKING FOR THINGS THAT WE SHOULD NOT HAVE, WE DO NOT WANT ANY PART OF THE CORRUPT EU, WE HAVE DONE THINGS THE RIGHT WAY AND GET TREATED LIKE THIS ????????????????

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