Rees-Mogg’s ‘common sense’ claims turn the heat on the Tories [STRONG LANGUAGE]

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The way he looks in this image reminds me of somebody else…

Jacob Rees-Mogg tried to talk about ‘common sense’ in an LBC radio interview about the Grenfell Tower fire – proving he doesn’t have any of his own.

He said residents of the tower, which was consumed by fire due to having been covered with inflammable cladding by a Conservative-run council, should have used their common sense and left the building, rather than follow the ‘stay put’ policy imposed by the same Conservative-run council.

His comments led to condemnation, including this from rapper Stormzy:

(Apologies for the weird state of the video.)

Stormzy continued:

Comedian Russell Howard also attacked Mr Rees-Mogg, delivering Bristol’s verdict on the representative for neighbouring North East Somerset:

Mr Rees-Mogg has apologised for his words, even though it is clear that they represented his thinking on the subject, and has been keeping a low profile since. Conservatives have tried to defend Mr Rees-Mogg – but feebly:

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen made matters even worse by saying Mr Rees-Mogg was “cleverer” than the Grenfell residents who died.

He has been forced to apologise too:

And the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg predictably tried to protect the Tory by pretending he had made a mistake – and got her own roasting for it:

I understand the company that put the flammable cladding on Grenfell Tower is still listed by the Conservatives as a “trusted” supplier. What’s that about?

And how can anybody vote for a party that knowingly not only puts citizens at risk, but causes their deaths?

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3 thoughts on “Rees-Mogg’s ‘common sense’ claims turn the heat on the Tories [STRONG LANGUAGE]

  1. timfrom

    Rees-Mogg must have felt an overwhelming urge to draw attention to Stormzy’s “should of”. Resisting it was, in the circumstances, probably wise! 😀

  2. Julia

    I don’t generally approve of swearing to this extent but I make an exception for the supposedly ‘Honourable’ Rees Mogg. Keep up the good work Russell.

    I don’t know the full details yet but apparently the Government is defending the decision to have the contractors still ‘approved’ along the lines of (I paraphrase here) “EU regulations forbid their removal unless they are facing criminal charges…” What a surprise. If blaming the victims hasn’t worked out too well, blame the EU!

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