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Jacob Rees-Mogg (born 24 May 1969) is a British Conservative backbench politician. He has been a Member of Parliament since 2010. Previously he worked in banking in the City of London and Hong Kong, and is a director of Somerset Capital Management, a hedge fund management company. He was educated at Eton and Oxford.

== Quotes ==

=== 1999 ===
Pakistanis, living in England? They're not in a class by nature of where they've come from.
Interview with Ali G (16 February 1999)

=== 2011 ===
I'm a man of the people. Vox populi, vox dei.
Interviewed by the BBC as part of the programme Posh and Posher: Why Public School Boys Run Britain (19 January 2011)We could have two referendums. As it happens it might make more sense to have the second referendum after the renegotiation is completed.
Speech in Parliament during a debate on whether to hold a referendum on the UK's EU membership (24 October 2011)

=== 2012 ===
the county of Somerset as defined by the Lieutenants Act shall revert to the customary time used prior to the Great Western Railway time established in 1840
Tory MP calls for Somerset to have its own time zone BBC News (18 January 2012)Basically I want people to be able to get on with their lives without the government bossing them about. I’m all in favour of nannies but not the nanny state.
Interviewed by the Guardian (2 March 2012)

=== 2017 ===
I am a late convert to social media and it's turned out to be great fun
Jacob Rees-Mogg announces baby Sixtus BBC News (5 July 2017)It (the European Court of Justice) cannot be our senior court for a day after we leave the EU
No role for EU court after Brexit says Rees-Mogg BBC News (1 August 2017)Once we have left and we have control, there is a political argument about what levels of immigration we should have... that is really going to be a challenge and an issue for the competence of the Home Office.  It is not so much a question of Brexit. It is Brexit which makes it possible, it is then administrative efficiency that will make it happen.
No role for EU court after Brexit says Rees-Mogg BBC News (1 August 2017)Life is sacrosanct and begins at the point of conception,
Jacob Rees-Mogg 'completely opposed' to abortion BBC News (6 September 2017)I am a Catholic and I take the teachings of the Catholic Church seriously,
Jacob Rees-Mogg 'completely opposed' to abortion BBC News (6 September 2017)[The voluntary support given to food banks is] rather uplifting and shows what a compassionate country we are
Jacob Rees-Mogg: Food banks 'rather uplifting' BBC News (14 September 2017)The transition which the EU is offering means that we're still effectively in the European Union for the following two years,
Brexit: UK must not be EU 'colony' after Brexit BBC News (16 December 2017)

=== 2018 ===
We need to be free to do deals with the rest of the world. We must be out of the protectionist common external tariff which mainly protects inefficient EU industries at the cost to British consumers.
Jacob Rees-Mogg says Treasury 'fiddling figures' on Brexit BBC News (3 February 2018)How you police your border is a decision for a sovereign state
Brexit: 'Only phantom government wants hard border' BBC News (10 May 2018)The Remainers are fighting their last rear-guard action to try and stop Brexit
UK needs Brexit 'safe harbour' - David Miliband BBC News (14 May 2018)[Accepting EU trade rules and regulations would be] the worst option [for Brexit]. It's hard to think of a worse idea.
Brexit 'worst option' warning for May on customs BBC News (4 July 2018)Leaving on a world trade deal is a perfectly sensible thing to do but I think we can do better
Boris Johnson says May's Brexit plan 'worse than status quo' BBC News (11 September 2018)I think the idea of a second referendum is perfectly ridiculous.
Interviewed on LBC radio having got the result he wanted (1 October 2018)No Conservative would do anything to harm the union and that crucially includes Northern Ireland
Jacob Rees-Mogg: Divide in customs post-Brexit 'impossible' BBC News (1 October 2018)What we are seeing from this government is a deliberate decision not to deliver a proper Brexit
Ditch May now or she will lead us into 2022 election, Rees-Mogg tells Tories BBC News (20 November 2018)

=== 2019 ===
Everybody wants a deal; the prime minister wants a deal, the EU wants a deal and the Irish wants a deal,
Rees-Mogg says reformed Brexit deal could win over critics BBC News (23 January 2019)My suspicion is that any delay to Brexit is a plot to stop Brexit. This would be the most grievous error that politicians could commit.
Theresa May offers MPs Brexit delay vote BBC News (26 February 2019)I have always thought that no deal is better than Mrs May's deal, but Mrs May's deal is better than not leaving at all.
Brexit options 'narrowing', says health secretary BBC News (26 March 2019)I want us to leave the European Union
European elections 2019: Rees-Mogg backs Conservative candidate BBC News (9 May 2019)It is a grave error to try and use legal process to settle political questions,
Brexit: Boris Johnson ordered to appear in court over £350m claim BBC News (29 May 2019)The issue at hand is whether it was right to use the gross or net level of our contribution to the European Union - that is a matter of free speech and the democratic process.
Brexit: Boris Johnson ordered to appear in court over £350m claim BBC News (29 May 2019)The candyfloss of outrage we've had over the last 24 hours, which I think is almost entirely confected, is from people who never wanted to leave the European Union
Brexit: Next week 'only opportunity' to act on no deal BBC News (29 August 2019)

=== 2020 ===
And instead of this endless carping, saying it’s difficult to get them, we should actually celebrate this phenomenal success of the British nation in getting up to a quarter of a million tests of a disease that nobody knew about until earlier in the year.
Jacob Rees-Mogg attacks 'endless carping' about Covid testing shortages

=== 2021 ===
The key is that we have our fish back: they are now British fish, and they are better and happier fish for it.
In response to a question in the House of Commons about the fishing industry losing money due to Brexit red tape (14 January 2021)

== Quotes about Rees-Mogg ==
His manners are perfumed, but his opinions are poison. Rees-Mogg is quite simply an unfailing, unbending, unrelenting reactionary.
Matthew Parris,  "Artful Rees-Mogg is anything but a joke", The Times (12 August 2017)

== External links ==

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