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And this man is in the cabinet!

Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 3:46pm
by pete75
What an idiotic statement. Still he is the chap who reckoned you could avoid Covid by singing the national anthem while washing your hands.

The Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg said he believes fish are “better and happier” at being fully “British” now the Brexit process is complete. “The key is we’ve got our fish back – they’re now British fish! And better and happier for it!” he exclaimed.


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... ost-409389

Re: And this man is in the cabinet!

Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 4:05pm
by simonineaston
The fellow is a supercilious, stuck-up, toffee-nosed, solid-gold nobber... no wonder they hide him away at every opportunity!

Re: And this man is in the cabinet!

Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 4:11pm
by peetee
Cringeworthy.
The whole thing sounds like a Steven Fry line from Blackadder.

Re: And this man is in the cabinet!

Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 4:31pm
by kwackers
I rather get the impression the fish are happier not because they're British but because there's less incentive to catch them.

https://www.reuters.com/article/britain-eu-scotland-fishing/exclusive-its-a-catastrophe-scottish-fishermen-halt-exports-due-to-brexit-red-tape-idUSL1N2JJ0QK

Re: And this man is in the cabinet!

Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 7:07pm
by reohn2
kwackers wrote:I rather get the impression the fish are happier not because they're British but because there's less incentive to catch them.

https://www.reuters.com/article/britain-eu-scotland-fishing/exclusive-its-a-catastrophe-scottish-fishermen-halt-exports-due-to-brexit-red-tape-idUSL1N2JJ0QK

That'll be abaet reet :wink:

Re: And this man is in the cabinet!

Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 7:10pm
by reohn2
simonineaston wrote:The fellow is a supercilious, stuck-up, toffee-nosed, solid-gold nobber... no wonder they hide him away at every opportunity!

Spot on,comonly termed as an,A1,first class,tw@t,who has nothing in common with the ordinary people he's supposed to represent :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Re: And this man is in the cabinet!

Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 8:19pm
by Paulatic
Most distressing he couldn’t hide his glee that it was harming Scotland.

Re: And this man is in the cabinet!

Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 8:43pm
by simonineaston
Funnily enough, I work with a lot of primary schools across his constituency, and whenever his name crops up, it's frequently not treated with perhaps the respect he might hope is due...

Re: And this man is in the cabinet!

Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 10:59pm
by 661-Pete
Surely if the fish is 'happy' it'd be heartless to catch it, cook it and eat it!

I'm reminded of the Ameglian Major Cow in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. There we had a beast that "not only wanted to be eaten, but was capable of saying so, clearly and distinctly".

Same with this 'happy fish' surely? No thanks! I'll have Arthur's green salad... :lol:

Re: And this man is in the cabinet!

Posted: 15 Jan 2021, 8:18am
by francovendee
reohn2 wrote:
simonineaston wrote:The fellow is a supercilious, stuck-up, toffee-nosed, solid-gold nobber... no wonder they hide him away at every opportunity!

Spot on,comonly termed as an,A1,first class,tw@t,who has nothing in common with the ordinary people he's supposed to represent :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

You are right about him but the voters chose him. What does that say about the area he represents. :(

Re: And this man is in the cabinet!

Posted: 15 Jan 2021, 8:55am
by reohn2
francovendee wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
simonineaston wrote:The fellow is a supercilious, stuck-up, toffee-nosed, solid-gold nobber... no wonder they hide him away at every opportunity!

Spot on,comonly termed as an,A1,first class,tw@t,who has nothing in common with the ordinary people he's supposed to represent :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

You are right about him but the voters chose him. What does that say about the area he represents. :(

The same as the whole of the UK the voters chose the present government on a single sound bite,this is what we got for it.

You can fool some of the people all of the time,
You can fool all of the people some of the time.
But you can't fool all the people all of the time.

Re: And this man is in the cabinet!

Posted: 15 Jan 2021, 9:07am
by mjr
francovendee wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
simonineaston wrote:The fellow is a supercilious, stuck-up, toffee-nosed, solid-gold nobber... no wonder they hide him away at every opportunity!

Spot on,comonly termed as an,A1,first class,tw@t,who has nothing in common with the ordinary people he's supposed to represent :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

You are right about him but the voters chose him. What does that say about the area he represents. :(

Mogg represents the great fishing ports of Keynsham, Radstock and Nempnett Thrubwell(!)

Re: And this man is in the cabinet!

Posted: 15 Jan 2021, 9:23am
by PDQ Mobile

Re: And this man is in the cabinet!

Posted: 15 Jan 2021, 10:17am
by simonineaston
...funnily enough, one of the nicest sea-food outlets I found recently is / was in Chew Magna, plumb in the middle of Rees-Mogg's consituency. A small shop unit, they've done it out as a wet-fish shop with a kitchen, and room to eat (just!) at small tables round the sides. Simply look to see what you like the look of and ask them to cook it. Worked well, the times I've been. Bit pricey, mind... reviews here. No sign of J R-M :-)

Re: And this man is in the cabinet!

Posted: 15 Jan 2021, 10:22am
by kwackers
Where's Al?
Ideal thread for him to pop up and tell us how good the fish is in his local fishmongers...