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Efficiency minister Jacob Rees-Mogg spent over £1,300 travelling to Wrexham in chauffeur-driven limousine

28 Aug 2022 2 minute read
Jacob Rees Mogg, Sarah Atherton and Robert Buckland at the Racecourse ground. Picture by Sarah Atheron.

The efficiency minister Jacob Rees-Mogg spent over £1,300 on travelling to Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground in a chauffeur-driven limousine, it has been revealed.

Details of the trip on 21 July obtained by the Mirror newspaper showed that he spent £1,332 of taxpayers’ cash travelling to, from and around Wrexham.

Welsh Secretary Robert Buckland meanwhile spent £692.35 on his own trip.

An FoI about the trip said: “The total cost of the Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency’s travel was £1,332.00.

“The Secretary of State travelled by car and train. This cost includes all train and car travel associated with the Minister for the visit.”

They were met there by Wrexham MP Sarah Atherton for an event to discuss boosting business in the area.

The trip was controversial at the time, with Katie Wilson, a Plaid Cymru Wrexham County Councillor for the Offa Ward, organising a small protest to welcome the delegation.

The racecourse is currently bidding for levelling up funding to make improvements to the stadium. The Levelling Up Secretary is now Greg Clark after Boris Johnson fired his predecessor, Michael Gove.

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Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
1 month ago

Looking at that picture of the three of them made me have a sudden pang of sympathy for those who believe we are ruled by lizards…..

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
1 month ago

Hypocrite Jacob Rees-Mogg is the most obnoxious self-obsessed cretinous clown and why I detest with a passion the Conservative party and their inbred supporters.

Mark Delaney
Mark Delaney
1 month ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

You will regret the day, that the billionaire supporting Marxist elite of labour get in .. Drakeford already buying up farmland , out of our money . The private jet miles these leftist clowns track up is unreal , the green agenda will end UK and Wales as self sustainable..well seeing just how uninformed , and led my leftist media most on here are , I welcome the day you realise what you have done …Tory party today is prob centre left . The labour party are supported by global billionaire marxists like Zuckerberg Gates and Soros . The racist… Read more »

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
1 month ago

To be read in a Rees Mogg accent.
I can get to Wrexham for £13 in my Peugeot 107 even at the current fuel price and at MY expense not the taxpayers. I’m available to give advice to incompetent, irresponsible and profligate public funds wasters. Please pass on my card to the Minister for inefficiencies.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
1 month ago

‘To the manor born’, the sight of Mogg in recline was ‘per contra’ to ‘noblesse oblige’, one could posit…

Last edited 1 month ago by Mab Meirion
Mick Tems
Mick Tems
1 month ago

The “Minister of State for Brexit Opportunities”? Rees-Mogg couldn’t run a bath, let alone bloody Brexit! Will somebody tell this far-right scoffing and sneering numpty that bloody Brexit is the greatest disaster that ever happened? It’s a lying Tory scam, engineered by lying Tory scum.

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