Jacob Rees-Mogg (born 24 May 1969) is a conservative British politician who sits in the House of Commons. Rees-Mogg is a member of the Conservative Party, but unlike many members of the party, he takes conservative positions comprehensively, including social issues.
Rees-Mog was first elected to the House of Commons in 2010, although he ran twice before. In 2017, Rees-Mogg was chosen to lead the European Research Group, a group of pro-Brexit Tory MPs. In July 2019, Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed Rees-Mogg as the leader of the House of Commons.
Rees-Mog strongly supports a "hard" Brexit and strongly opposes "remain" advocates and "soft" Brexit advocates. He opposes abortion and same-sex "marriage". He supports free speech. Rees-Mogg has been compared to U.S. President Donald Trump.
Despite this, Rees-Mogg has caved to the Left and adopted certain left-wing positions, including criticizing a famous speech made by Enoch Powell criticizing mass migration, despite much of it coming true.
- Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg MP. Parliament. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
- City AM: Jacob Rees-Mogg to lead pro-Brexit group of MPs. Breitbart News. January 16, 2018. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
- Multiple references:
- Britain's arch-Brexiteer Rees-Mogg takes up a new seat in parliament. Reuters. July 25, 2019. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
- UK PM Johnson appoints Rees-Mogg as leader of the House of Commons. Reuters. July 24, 2019. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
- Osborne, Samuel (July 24, 2019). Jacob Rees-Mogg handed cabinet role by Boris Johnson. The Independent. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
- Multiple references:
- Maidment, Jack (October 3, 2017). Jacob Rees-Mogg compares Brexit to battles of Agincourt, Waterloo and Trafalgar. The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
- Elgot, Jessica (October 4, 2017). ‘Moggmentum’ behind Rees-Mogg stirs activists at Tory conference. The Guardian. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
- Friedman, Victoria (September 23, 2017). Jacob Rees-Mogg Draws ‘Red Line’, Demands May Clarifies European Court Jurisdiction During Transition. Breitbart News. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
- Hale, Virginia (July 10, 2017). Jacob Rees-Mogg Blasts ‘Remoanerism’, Attacks EU’s ‘Colonialist Approach’ to Brexit Talks. Breitbart News. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
- Malloch, Ted (August 6, 2017). MALLOCH: Jacob Rees-Mogg Is Britain’s Best Hope For Clean Brexit. Breitbart News. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
- Friedman, Victoria (August 29, 2019). Rees-Mogg Criticises Remainer Hysteria over Suspending Parliament, ‘No Harm Comes from Respecting Voters’ Will’. Breitbart News. Retrieved August 29, 2019.
- Montgomery, Jack (September 29, 2019). Mogg: Farage ‘Admirable’, British ‘Like Gulliver, Tied Down by Feeble, Feckless Politicians’. Breitbart News. Retrieved September 29, 2019.
- Friedman, Victoria (September 6, 2017). Jacob Rees-Mogg Breaks UK Political Taboos: Announces Opposition to Abortion, Gay Marriage. Breitbart News. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
- Rogan, Tom (March 6, 2018). British lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg just nuked anti-free speech legislators. Washington Examiner. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
- Deacon, Liam (August 13, 2017). Claim: ‘English Version of Donald Trump’ Rees-Mogg Considers Tory Leadership Bid. Breitbart News. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
- Kassam, Raheem (April 14, 2018). Jacob Rees-Mogg Betrays Fans By Opposing Enoch Powell’s Famous Speech. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
- Barillas, Martin M. (July 25, 2019). Pro-life Catholic who attends Latin Mass appointed as new UK House of Commons leader. LifeSiteNews. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
- Profile at parliament.uk