Watch: Jacob Rees-Mogg described as ‘travelling salesman for independence’ as he rides Zip World in tweed suit
Jacob Rees-Mogg has been described as a “travelling salesman for independence” as he rode Zip World in Wales in a tweed suit.
The Leader of the House of Commons however said he detected no appetite for a breakaway. He visited Gareth Wyn Jones’s farm in Llanfairfechan, the Aber Falls whisky and gin distillery in Abergwyngregyn, and rode Zip World in Bethesda in a tweet suit.
But while Jacob Rees-Mogg said that he had not detected anyone “banging the drum” for independence, Dwyfor-Meirionydd MP Liz Saville-Roberts said that his presence would drive up support for a breakaway.
“Etonian multi-millionaire hedge fund investor Jacob Rees-Mogg couldn’t be more out of touch with the people of north Wales if he tried,” she said.
“I hope he visits us again soon – he’s a travelling salesman for independence.”
Jacob Rees-Mogg however told the Daily Post that on independence, “from visits I’ve been doing so far, there’s been nobody banging that particular drum.
“During the pandemic the balance sheet of the UK meant we could spend £407 billion across the whole of the United Kingdom (in Covid support) to protect jobs and businesses and ensure businesses could revive once restrictions were lifted,” he said.
“No component part of the UK could have done that on its own. And the vaccine was a UK wide project.
“Since we left the EU, people are seeing how important it is to all of us (to have a united UK) whilst respecting we all have our differences.”
He also suggested that Prime Minister Boris Johnson might make a special effort to ‘level up’ the north of Wales – because he stood for parliament in Clwyd South in 1997.
“One does have a huge affection for where one stood for Parliament,” he said.
“I’m sure the PM has a particular affection for Clwyd South. But levelling up is about the whole of the UK.
“It’s things like the UK Internal Markets Bill which will allow decisions to be taken, and money to be spent, which protects and enhances the whole of the UK, rather than being English-focussed.”
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Jacob Rees-Mogg however told the Daily Post that on independence, “from visits I’ve been doing so far, there’s been nobody banging that particular drum.” That’s because know one knew you were even here you little rat.
The only time you want that zip wire to snap and nothing happens.
Perhaps Boris should have a go. He’s good on zip wires.
A good pair bolt cutters should do the trick.
lmao at him pretending he didn’t notice all the Yes Cymru signs everywhere
Shows how things could always be worse. Clwyd South could have had BoJo as their member. He has a history with zip wires. Perhaps he could be persuaded to give this one a go!
Mmm he’s a strange one, even by Tory standards.
Hard to imagine that he was once a child.
I don’t think he was, I think he was born as a fully-formed Tory weirdo.
Anglophile Rees-Mogg being sent to Wales, Scotland & NI to champion the virtues of Unionism is like a butcher attending a Vegan festival to talk about the various cuts of meat. Tory fool.
Or like the vegetarian Welsh Agriculture minister attending the Royal Welsh Show years ago and meeting with the FUW.
It’s time welsh people stop being little Englanders and and be proud to be welsh it’s time for a new wales 🏴 A Free Wales 🏴
All this talking up of the ‘internal market bill’ by ministers disguises the fact that Westminster had every opportunity to ‘level up’ Wales in the 700years before the Senedd and failed miserably. The bill has nothing to do with equality and more to do with control and keeping it. I’m looking forward to the day when people like Rees-mog are told to keep your nose out of Welsh affairs – you have absolutely no authority here !