Post by Ophelia Post by AndyW Post by R. Mark Clayton
Rees-Mogg looks like a toff, sounds like a toff and behaves like a toff -
these are current attributes, not an inevitable consequence of his
I have to admire the sheer balls on the man though.
He was an obvious posh boy who stood for election in Central Fife which
was mostly ex mining and ex heavy industry. That was mad enough and I
will give him his dues, he went out and campaigned in a place where the
traditional industries had shut down under the thatcher government.
But to make it even better he knocked on doors and engaged with angry
left-wing scots people (some of the areas still returned communist
councillors).... with his nanny.... in his Merc.
Balls of steel. I am stunned that he survived.
LOL I didn't know that:))
I hadn't heard that, either. I don't know how true it is but the key
parts seem feasible and in accord with something important about
Rees-Mogg: a belief that politics should be according to reasoning, not
defined by tribe.
If he believed a Tory government would do more for ex miners than Labour
then I could imagine him making that case. He wouldn't feel the need to
become an ex miner himself in order to do so! When interviewed, his
comments are often more relevant to the lives of normal people than
those of the Islington socialist set. He doesn't have to pretend to be
anything in particular in order to say what he believes. Facts and
reasoning need no cultural appropriation.
Lots of people do. Of various backgrounds. RM seems to reach across the
divide. And that, in itself, is unusual in politics.
Yes it is:) There is an action afoot to get him put up for PM:)) I
wouldn't fight that! At least he is honest:))