Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg is often described as just an “eccentric politician” which is such a benign way to refer to someone who holds such bigoted far right-wing views.
- Rees-Mogg opposes the 1998 Human Rights Act.
- He opposes same-sex marriage.
- He opposes abortion, even in cases of rape and incest.
- He supported an electoral arrangement with Ukip ahead of the 2015 general election.
- He is admired by Ukip supporters and is Nigel Farage’s preferred choice as the next Conservative leader.
- In 2013 he addressed a dinner of the Traditional Britain Group, which favoured the repatriation of black immigrants.
- He supports fox hunting.
- He is a climate change sceptic.
- He voted against investigations into the Iraq War.
- He was described by his former teacher at Eton College as a dogmatic Thatcherite.
- He is the youngest son of a Life Peer and worked for investment banks before setting up his
own fund management firm. He has defended offshore tax havens, and has a personal wealth which is in excess of £100,000,000.
- He voted in favour of reductions in corporation taxes, as well as greater regulation of trade unions.
- He has opposed increases in welfare benefits, even for the disabled.
- He welcomed the fast-growing number of food banks being needed.
- He supports zero-hours contracts.
- He campaigned vigorously for Leave and has continued to fight for the hardest form of Brexit possible.
- In September 2017 he emerged as the most popular potential leader in a
monthly poll of more than 1,300 Tory members.
- He recently met with former Trump’s former advisor Steve Bannon to discuss how the conservative movement can win elections in the UK.