JACOB’S LADDER – New book by Michael Ashcroft

  • 27 August, 2019
  • Politics
  • Publications

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.

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