Rees Mogg wants MPs back in Parliament as ‘example’. That’s exactly what they’ll be if they go…

Jacob Rees-Mogg: he probably didn’t intend his words to be the way I’ve interpreted them.

Jacob Rees-Mogg reckons MPs should return to Westminster and vote in person – as an example to all those being urged back to work in spite of the coronavirus.

Good for him!

He’s a complete an utter dunderhead.

Social distancing rules mean there can only be about 50 MPs in the Commons chamber at any time, and many have been using videoconferencing to take part in debates from home.

There is no way anybody should be cramped together like sardines – which is the usual situation during the busier Commons votes – while Covid-19 remains a threat to life.

But in his speech on Sunday, Boris Johnson said he hoped to reopen schools (in England) at the beginning of June, suggesting that reception classes would be among the first to come back.

The problem with that is obvious – it will be impossible to get very young children to understand the need to stay at least two metres away from each other.

So some have responded by saying the following:

So: good for Jacob Rees-Mogg!

He has laid the gauntlet down.

If MPs aren’t returning to Parliament, there’s no reason for children to return to our schools.

Source: Coronavirus: Rees-Mogg wants MPs back to ‘set example’ – BBC News

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4 thoughts on “Rees Mogg wants MPs back in Parliament as ‘example’. That’s exactly what they’ll be if they go…

  1. Bal S

    Surely I can’t be the only one thinking….’go on Moggy, do it, take all your 300+ chummies with you and do the country a favour’.

  2. SteveH

    I think that Rees-Mogg’s desire to get MPs back into the chamber is everything to do with the resumption of the childish baying in support of Johnson. In the much calmer atmosphere that we are currently enjoying for PMQs Johnson is being slaughtered by Starmer.

    Keir has been carefully exposing Johnson’s incompetence in dealing with Covid-19 and everything is being carefully catalogued on the record ready for the enquiry into the Covid-19 response.

    Johnson hates scrutiny more than anything else so he is absolutely desperate to get his ridiculous baying mob back so he can hide away from the quiet and calm scrutiny of Starmer.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      In the circumstances you describe, that would not help Johnson. The mob shout to high heaven but the evidence would still go on the record.

  3. trev

    At that age (as an child at Infant school) I didn’t know what a Metre was, I was just struggling to get my head around Imperial weights & measures when they began to change everything and introduce the concept of metric systems. But staying apart from other kids would have been incomprehensible to a six year old.

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