- Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:04 pm #527265
Jacob Rees-Mogg, a Conservative, strongly defended the government’s conduct. He said the motion passed by the Commons was “incompetent” and that the government had generously released more documentation than it had to. (See 10.14am.) This is a remarkable contrast with the approach he took last week, when he said it was incumbent on the government to comply with the motion. Rees-Mogg seemed to be rallying to the defence of Davis on tribal grounds because he realised his Tory colleague was in trouble.
In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets, and steal loaves of bread.