Jacob Rees-Mogg, 48 years old, Member of Parliament for North-East Somerset, happily married family man with six children. The British right adores him, while the left unjustifiably accuses him of being and extremist, because they know his potential very well and fear him as an opponent.
Rees-Mogg is a Traditional Conservative. He has always represented the true values and spirit of earlier 20th Century Britain. With his pre-1968 upper class-male charisma, as well as his devout Christianity and patriotism, Rees-Mogg appears to be exactly what the British nation needs in this time of political chaos and loss of broader identity. It would be partisan not to acknowledge that a man of his decency, with not only traditional but also incredibly polite manners, could go a long way in positively influencing the future right-wing generations.
The post-Brexit climate of insecurity has led to great dispute within the party’s higher ranks, which consequently affected the British right by debilitating it. The same can be argued for UKIP, not doing so well since the departure of its Shakespearean tragic-hero Farage. However, if there is one character that can brightly look ahead as someone who cannot but gain from this situation; it is Rees-Mogg. Like Donald Trump, but in an extremely different way and with an Eton-educated conduct, Rees-Mogg has been a great opportunist.
He is now no longer on the hard-right fridge of the Conservative Party but has reached for the light at the end of the tunnel. A series of fortunate, but well calculated events, put him in a favourable position with the public. The way he handled the assault by the “Anti-Fascist” thugs during a speech he was giving at Bristol University was exceptional. He was nonchalant, courageous and gave off the idea of someone who can annihilate his adversaries with classy mannerism and a series of logical arguments.
Apart from the events in Bristol, Rees-Mogg has also managed to be perceived as a hard anti-European Union Brexiteer while at the same time being a friend to European citizens. On live television, more than once, he has made it clear that he supports the rights of Europeans who have come to Britain legally and under a fair understanding of British law, proposing that after Brexit those who already reside in Britain should not in any way be affected retrospectively. The consequence of him pushing forward this idea has gained him popularity in headlines from Conservative-inclined newspapers in places such as France, Italy and Spain.
The fact that Rees-Mogg adheres to a traditional version of conservatism does not make him in a stubborn bigot who needs to “toe the party line” on every single issue. On the contrary, on foreign policy Rees-Mogg has given a demonstration of open-mindedness, even challenging the stance of his own party at times. An example of this would be when he asserted that fighting a war against Assad in Syria on the side of the Syrian Rebels is counterproductive as it increases both terrorism and mass immigration. Rees-Mogg has effectively proven to be one of the rarest of Tories that thinks outside of the box.
The MP from North-East Somerset is not to be underestimated.
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