Partygate scandal is trivial ‘fluff’, says Rees-Mogg. Conflict of interest?

Jacob Rees-Mogg: he knows how to rave it up with the best of Tories! In fact, there’s no suggestion that he took part in the scandalous Downing Street parties – but there are still good reasons he should not discuss them.

Does Jacob Rees-Mogg think he’s an ‘influencer’ now?

He’s certainly trying to influence opinions over ‘Partygate’ – the scandal of the Downing Street parties that took place during Covid-19 lockdowns, with Tories raving it up in large groups when the rest of us were forbidden even from seeing our relatives who were dying of the virus.

And that’s not acceptable – because, as a member of the Tory government himself, his words represent a conflict of interest; he simply should not be talking about this issue.

For once, he should take a leaf out of his boss Boris Johnson’s book – and I don’t get to say that very often!

Jacob Rees-Mogg has dismissed the row over parties held during lockdown in Downing Street and across Whitehall as trivial “fluff”.

“All of that is shown up for the disproportionate fluff of politics that it was rather than something of fundamental seriousness about the safety of the world and the established global order.”

He’s wrong, too.

‘Partygate’ showed us that our government holds us in contempt.

Its ministers – including Rees-Mogg – are happy to behave in whatever foul and depraved ways they see fit and expect to get away with it, while the rest of us have to labour under the extreme demands they make of us – and use the police to enforce.

I was wrong. His words aren’t unacceptable; they are unforgivable.

Source: Downing Street partygate scandal is trivial ‘fluff’, says Rees-Mogg

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