Jacob Rees-Mogg

Tory toff Jacob Rees-Mogg is earning his political keep with the citizens of Saltford, on whose behalf the Somerset MP lobbied Eric Pickles to kill off proposals to build 99 homes on green belt land. With approval from a government inspector, the scheme was set to go ahead until until the decision was ‘called in’ by the communities secretary.

A local councillor told the Bath Chronicle:

“I’m sure I speak on behalf of all Saltford residents in sending our thanks to Eric Pickles for throwing out these plans, and to Jacob Rees-Mogg for asking for the application to be called in.”

With this timely intervention by Rees-Mogg, the residents of another village in his constituency can surely count on his support in blocking proposals — said to be exploiting a “planning loophole” —  to build another housing estate on farmland?

Or perhaps not — because the planning applicant and owner of the land is Jacob’s mother, Lady Gillian Rees-Mogg.

  1. Simon Lewis says:

    What does it matter..they vote Tory like sheep down there. They moan but then vote for them. Makes me puke

  2. Nick Henderson says:

    Tory, Labour, Liberal…. Where’s the difference? Each and every one of them has climbed the “greasy pole” in politics, and made a fortune along the way. They’ll do anything to protect it, even at the expense of the electorate. What do they care? They’ve made their fortunes, and they’ll screw anyone over to keep it.

    Just a thought.

  3. Lynton Crosby cannot possibly make the Tories look good, so the best he can do is claim ‘they’reallthesame’ like some spoiled teenager.

    And every time one of his (possibly unwitting) minions says it, I know that the Tories are further on the political and moral slide.

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