What was that Mr Rees-Mogg? – For Queen and Party?

In a piece in the Telegraph, reported here via Pressreader, Jacob Rees-Mogg describes how important Brexit is:

“If the Conservative party doesn’t deliver the Brexit that the British people voted for, the Conservatives will not win the next election. The leader is important, but the party is more important. Brexit is more important than anyone other than the Queen.”

Significantly what is missing is any mention of either the UK or its people.

So Jacob Rees-Mogg’s take on the situation is that this is all for Queen and Tory party, even the leader of the Tory party coming somewhere after that.

This is not exactly news, it has been clear for some time that the Brexit agenda has been and is being driven by party political motives and a desire to remain in power.

In the same article Jacob Rees-Mogg says:

“The less of Brexit you get, the more likely you are to get Jeremy Corbyn, If you get a good, clean Brexit, and get the advantages from it, then the chances of getting Jeremy Corbyn are much diminished.”

This party political motive has been confirmed today by David Liddington, the deputy Prime Minster, when he said:

“There are differences in any broad church, but look at what the bigger picture is showing. The bigger picture is showing that after eight years in government, we’re neck and neck with the Labour party in the polls.”

Whatever we think Brexit is about, it is not about party politics, it is about what is best for the UK.

Members of Parliament and the members of the House of Lords have a sworn duty to act in the best interest of the UK and its people.  Jacob Rees-Mogg seems to need reminding of this.

Mr Rees-Mogg, and some of our other elected officials, would do well to reflect on what the Queen said in 1953 on the matter of sworn duty to the country and its people – Queen’s Coronation speech.

A valid question for anybody to ask their MP is – “Where do you stand on duty to your country and duty to your party, which takes precedence?”


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Published by Grahame Pigney on behalf of The People’s Challenge Ltd.

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