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Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:54 pm
by Kreuzberger
Like it or not, (and I don't), we are likely to be hearing far more of the Rt Hon member for Casterbridge South than is either healthy or good for those of sane and progressive tendencies.

So, what would his policies be, should he ever achieve the status of top spaniel in the current litter?

My guess is that he would, at a stroke, solve the post-Brexit Hard Border question by immediately reuniting Ireland under "sensible" rule and much to the pleasure of his harlots in the DUP.

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:28 pm
by mr angry manchester
Therein lies a problem, the member for the 18th century is catholic and maybots allies won't like that

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:29 pm
by Abernathy
It's inconceivable that the Tories would elect Rees-Mogg as their leader.

But then, it was once inconceivable that Jeremy Corbyn would ever be elected Labour's leader.

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:31 pm
by bluebellnutter
I think Corbyn might dissuade Mogg. He knows the fringe outsider can win, and as such won't want to give up his cushy number. If Corbyn had known he'd win in 2015 I wonder if he'd have stood.

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:33 pm
by mr angry manchester
I agree with Abers, electing Rees Mogg would be political suicide. He is even more unelectable than Corbyn, the Tories are all about power at any cost, making this absolute helmet into party leader would make them a joke.

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:43 pm
by Kreuzberger
But how many of them see him as a joke rather than finally a return to the norms they know and love? Remember, the electorate is a few thousand, blisteringly-wealthy septuagenarians (plus the odd plumber and a bloke who sells fish), and they have no idea who the electorate even is. Those they meet, they sneer at.

Those workhouses have a far finer and more just ring to them than those socialist food banks.

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:03 pm
by mr angry manchester
Without the electorate they can not be elected. Yes, the reactionary right will like him, but part of Cameron's winning strategy was trying, superficially, to shake off the twin negative images of old farts and nasty bastards. He was liberalish on stuff like gay marriage whilst still being a nasty bastard under the surface.

Rees Mogg fails on this, he is the ultimate old fart, who is also a nasty bastard. He doesn't appear business like either, so he also falls down there.

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:21 pm
by Kreuzberger
mr angry manchester wrote:Without the electorate they can not be elected. Yes, the reactionary right will like him, but part of Cameron's winning strategy was trying, superficially, to shake off the twin negative images of old farts and nasty bastards. He was liberalish on stuff like gay marriage whilst still being a nasty bastard under the surface.

Rees Mogg fails on this, he is the ultimate old fart, who is also a nasty bastard. He doesn't appear business like either, so he also falls down there.
The point is that, to install him, they don't need to win an election. They are so deluded with their cock-sure BWITTANNNN!!! delivery of Brexit and the perceived failure of Project Cameron (work that one out) that there are few reasons - in their eyes - not to go for this.

Whoever gets the gig, this will be two unelected PMs on the bounce and, with an utterly compliant press, they believe in their Solomonic wisdom. JRM, coincidentally Murdoch's initials, is far from the outsider.

Moreover, he is nasty piece of work who will stop at nothing to remain the poster boy for The Lady.

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:52 pm
by bluebellnutter
Rees Mogg would be Alec Douglas Home. Not only out of touch, but obviously so.

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:57 pm
by Abernathy
They may well go for the even better option of Andrea Loathsome :

https://averypublicsociologist.blogspot ... eader.html

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:03 pm
by Kreuzberger
That mid-nineties feeling when you just knew that these cunts were running out of road and finally starting to panic. Leadhead. Good grief.

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:04 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
Funnily enough, I've just been watching some Panorama on the 1995 leadership contest.

The difference then was that there were lots of sensible Tory MPs and members.

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:12 pm
by Kreuzberger
Tubby Isaacs wrote:Funnily enough, I've just been watching some Panorama on the 1995 leadership contest.

The difference then was that there were lots of sensible Tory MPs and members.
Aye, Major and Redwood, relative titans of a bygone age.

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:27 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
Redwood came across OK at the start, when faced with silly questions about him having been supportive of Major last week. He rightly pointed out Major resigned and that rather changed things.

Before long he's talking rubbish about uniting the party by adopting a very strong "no more powers transferred to Europe" stance.

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:39 am
by bluebellnutter
Kreuzberger wrote:That mid-nineties feeling when you just knew that these cunts were running out of road and finally starting to panic. Leadhead. Good grief.
I just wish we had a Blair figure who we knew would take advantage. Blair never copied the Tories on the unpopular stuff because he secretly agreed with it.