Jacob Rees Mogg

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Channel 4 asked Brexiteer Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg if  calculations that Somerset has set aside £7 million for him since the Brexit vote  were correct. He declined to answer. Photograph: AFP/PRU

Brexiteer Tory MP and proud wearer of top hats Jacob Rees-Mogg, featured in Monday night’s Channel 4 documentary, The Brexit Millionaires, in which he(...)

British prime minister Theresa May and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker are pictured during a  news conference in Strasbourg on Monday. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters.

British prime minister Theresa May says she has secured “legally binding changes” to the Brexit withdrawal agreement and the Northern Ireland backstop(...)

British Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell has  said it would be common practice to see MPs whipped to support party policy, but said he understood the difficulties such a decision could pose for MPs in pro-Leave constituencies. File photograph: Getty Images

Britain’s Labour party will whip its MPs to back a second Brexit referendum rather than offer a free vote, its shadow chancellor John McDonnell, has s(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney is loathed by the Brexiteers because his facts don’t fit their narrative. Photograph: Reuters

It’s possible to feel sorry for central bankers. That’s a sentence I never thought I would write. Even if sympathy or empathy are not normal feelings (...)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: now says  he could vote for the prime minister’s deal even if the Northern Ireland backstop was not replaced.  Photograph: Ho Pru/AFP/Getty (

Few at Westminster were expecting MPs to vote on Yvette Cooper’s amendment confirming Theresa May’s commitment to give them a vote on delaying Brexit (...)

British prime minister Theresa May said she would bring her deal back to the House of Commons for a “meaningful vote” by March 12th. Photograph: Getty Images

Theresa May has promised MPs that if they reject her Brexit deal next month, they will be able to vote to delay Brexit rather than leave the European (...)

How much risk are the no-dealers willing to bear? On a personal level, none at all. Jacob Rees-Mogg has moved hedge funds to Dublin and advises his clients on how to “Brexit-proof” their investments. Nigel Farage admitted  that his two children and his wife have German passports and will remain entitled to  EU citizenship. Photograph: Getty Images

What it comes down to, 31 days before March 29th, is risk. We are entering the high altitudes of history-making, the exposed zones where everyone has (...)

An actor playing the part of Theresa May leads a pantomime unicorn. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Febrile doesn’t begin to describe it. The two dominant political parties are beginning to rupture, Brexit is just over a month away and the economy sh(...)

Maximum Media founder Niall McGarry at the company’s office in Fumbally Lane in Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When online publisher Joe released a mash-up in the UK this month of Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg as Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker, the internet almost (...)

Éilís Ní Dhuibhne: speaking at the Islands of the Mind conference in June.   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

If you’re looking for a respectable excuse to visit Greece this summer, a conference in Corfu in late June may be just what you need. It’s called “Isl(...)

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