An only-half-joking effort is underway to line up double-barrelled, double-breasted Tory toff Jacob Rees-Mogg as a future Conservative leadership candidate.
The pro-Brexit Comment Central site is talking up Mogg as the populist answer to the Corbyn question:
“The party must now plan ahead and ready a candidate willing and able to take on a resurgent Jeremy Corbyn whose popularity – at least according to the polls – is steadily rising.
I believe that person should be Jacob Rees-Mogg.”
The campaign also boasts a new Twitter account with nearly 7,000 followers — suggesting that cash may have been thrown at building a ‘grassroots’ base with advertising on the social media platform.
— MoggMentum (@MoggMentum) July 30, 2017
This development brings to mind recent comments of former Vote Leave campaign director Dominic Cummings in an interview with HuffPo:
Cummings describes the Eurosceptic world as “populated by very odd people. Generally, not always but generally, the longer they have been involved in it, the higher the probability that they will be odd.”
He adds: “the cumulative effect psychologically of being called ‘nutters’ and excluded from things means they become more eccentric over time.”
Scrapbook wishes the Moggmentum campaign the best of luck in their endeavour!