‘I want her to stay’ Rees-Mogg plays down PM dream and gives Theresa May full support


The Tory backbencher betoken to the fellow Brexiteer after the Prime Minister laughed at the suggestion of pass out the MP a role in cabinet in an earlier interview on LBC.

Speaking on the station, Mr Rees-Mogg asserted his “life’s ambition” was to become the MP for North East Somerset and nothing innumerable after Mr Farage took aim at Mrs May’s reaction to the prospect of promoting his guest.

The preceding Ukip leader said: “That was the most nervous prolonged snicker I’ve heard her utter since she was asked in the election campaign whether she small amount Nigel Farage should go in the House of Lords.

“I mean Jacob, they don’t lack you do they – the high command of the Tory party do not want you in a senior establish.”

Nigel Farage and Jacob Rees-MoggLBC

Jacob Rees-Mogg denied having aspirations of becoming the next Prime On

I overdue her very strongly, we need stability, we need a period of calm

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Pitying to Mrs May’s reaction, in which she hailed his “huge contribution” to the House of Commons, Mr Rees-Mogg demanded: “Im a huge admirer of the Prime Minister – I want her to stay in office.

“I retreat from her very strongly, we need stability, we need a period of calm – we’ve had some awfully exciting summers over the last few years and I think we need a calmer, cooler summer regardless of the temperature foreign.”

The MEP-come-presenter then probed further on the Tory MP’s aspirations.

He asked: “If she was to go at some location in the next couple of years for health reasons or whatever it may be, are there any circumstances in which you could mull over having a tilt at the top job?”

Theresa MayGETTY

Theresa May laughed off the suggestion of promoting Mr Rees-Mogg to the chest-on-chest

Mr Rees-Mogg replied: “If you look at the history of who becomes leader of the party or the power it has never in its whole history been a backbench MP.”

Mr Farage then reminded him of modern political upsets including the election of Donald Trump as well as the

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