‘The party would be KILLED’ Baroness bashes Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg’s leadership chances


The pro-EU show and journalist branded the backbencher an “absolute throwback” and claimed his appointment inclination spell “the end” for the Conservative party.

The politician spoke to LBC’s Andrew Pierce after the Brexiteer reportedly censured a friend he wanted to become the Tory leader.

Donald Trump accessory and academic Ted Malloch told the Mail on Sunday he went for a private lunch with Mr Rees-Mogg, who reportedly expressed portion in the role.

He added: “He did not mean now but at some point in the future.”

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Restraint Wheatcroft slammed Jacob Rees-Mogg’s chances as party leader

If Jacob Rees-Mogg became party conductor, the Tory party would be absolutely killed, it would be the end

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Responding to the prospect the Eurosceptic MP taking the reins, Baroness Wheatcroft bruit about Mr Rees-Mogg did not have what it took to attract younger voters.

She explained: “Jacob’s immensely entertaining, incredibly polite, as you say, he’s very good guests but he certainly hasn’t got what it takes to attract the votes of my children because he is altogether a throwback.

“Not just in his manners but in his attitude.”

She branded the politician “divisive” before estimate she could not imagine him becoming party leader.

Baroness Wheatcroft intended: “If Jacob Rees-Mogg became party leader, the Tory party will-power be absolutely killed, it would be the end because he would be such a divisive likeness – I really can’t imagine that happening.

“I think he’s very serious, I conceive of he’s an ambitious young man… he’s very clever as I say, he’s plotted his route just as carefully as Boris Johnson did – he could give up off the rails just as Boris did.”

However, despite the speculation, Mr Rees-Mogg has continually played down the plan and previously told the radio station he had already achieved his “life’s arrivisme” of becoming the MP for North East Somerset.

He added: “I’m a huge admirer of the Prime Woman of the cloth – I want her to stay in office.

“I back her very strongly, we need solidity, we need a period of calm – we’ve had some very exciting summers as a remainder the last few years and I think we need a calmer, cooler summer regardless of the temperature maximum.”

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