Publication Date: 10 September 2019.
Price: £20 hardback.
Jacob Rees-Mogg, the new Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council, is one of the most prominent and controversial figures in contemporary British politics. He is a man who divides opinion in his own party, in Parliament and across the country.
An arch-Brexiteer with significant business interests and a large family fortune, he has long been a vocal critic of the European Union and of former Prime Minister Theresa May’s attempts to negotiate a Brexit deal. As chairman of the powerful anti-EU organisation the European Research Group, he has also been a thorn in the side of those seeking to dilute Brexit. In his new post, Rees-Mogg will play a key role in piloting Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans through Parliament.
While many people mock him for his impeccable manners and traditional attitudes – he has been dubbed ‘the Honourable Member for the Eighteenth Century’ – an equally great number applaud him for his apparent conviction politics. Undoubtedly, Rees-Mogg stands out among the current crop of MPs, and his growing influence cannot be ignored.
In this wide-ranging unauthorised biography of the Conservative Member of Parliament for North East Somerset, Michael Ashcroft, bestselling author of Call Me Dave: The Unauthorised Biography of David Cameron, turns his attention to one of the most intriguing politicians of our time.
Jacob’s Ladder will be available to buy from all good bookshops from 10th September.