Rees-Mogg: ‘Foodbanks Are A Sign of British Compassion and Should Be Celebrated’
In a wide ranging interview on LBC this morning, Conservative MP and grassroots favourite Jacob Rees-Mogg (pictured above) told listeners that they should not view the increase in the number of foodbanks in the UK as a negative thing, but rather celebrate it as yet another example of the community spirit shown time and again by the British public. Mr. Rees-Mogg said:
‘To have charitable support given by people voluntarily to support their fellow-citizens I think is rather uplifting and shows what a good, compassionate country we are.
‘Inevitably, the state can’t do everything, so I think that there is good within food banks.
The real reason for the rise in numbers is that people know that they are there and Labour deliberately didn’t tell them’.
Mr. Rees-Mogg was also scathing about his former colleague George Osborne, now the editor of the Evening Standard:-
‘The sadness of George Osborne is that he is a formidably able man. He served with distinction as chancellor of the exchequer, and he has decided since leaving parliament to emulate a rather less successful Edward Heath.
‘ I think this type of bitterness and bile ends up making the person who has that bitterness and bile feel resentful and sad, and it has no effect on broader politics. His firepower diminishes with every bitter outburst. And for so able a man that is something we should be sad about, rather than particularly condemn’.
Mr. Rees-Mogg then repeated his often made assertion that the UK should be able to leave the EU without paying an exit fee:
‘If we leave under article 50 without a deal, under UK, EU and international law, we owe no money at all. Not a brass farthing. And there was an excellent House of Lords report in March this year that went through the whole legal situation with great clarity, and nobody has disputed it’.
Mr. Rees-Mogg concluded by saying, once again not particularly convincingly, that he had absolutely no leadership ambitions and that Theresa May continued to enjoy his full support.
Westmonster Dave is the News Editor of Kipper Central.
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