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Jacob Rees-Mogg: British Conservative politician
Jacob William Rees-Mogg is a British politician serving as Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council since 2019, and who has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Somerset since 2010. A member of the Conservative Party, Rees-Mogg is a social conservative.

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House of Commons approve plans for virtual parliament following vote [Video]

House of Commons approve plans for virtual parliament following vote

The House of Commons has approved a motion to enable MPs to contribute to certain parliamentary proceedings via Zoom from Wednesday. Leader of the House Jacob Rees Mogg explains how this will be..

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Parliament could return virtually on April 21 [Video]

Parliament could return virtually on April 21

The Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg has indicated Parliament could return virtually on April 21, in order to carry on its essential functions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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UK's Rees-Mogg apologizes for comment on 'common sense' of Grenfell fire victims

British government minister Jacob Rees-Mogg apologized on Tuesday after he suggested that victims of the blaze at London's Grenfell Tower should have used common sense to ignore firefighters'..
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UK's Rees-Mogg says 'common sense' could have saved Grenfell victims

Prominent Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg drew criticism on Tuesday after he suggested that victims of the Grenfell Tower fire could have used common sense to ignore the instructions of the fire..
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UK's Rees-Mogg says Grenfell victims could have used common sense to escape

Prominent Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg on Tuesday said that victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017 could have used common sense to ignore the instructions of the fire service and leave the..
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UK parliament will have chance to vote on Monday for early election

British lawmakers will have a chance on Monday to vote on whether to hold an early national election, the leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg said.
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UK government not planning to debate Brexit deal law in parliament next week

Britain's government is not planning to continue debating the legislation needed to implement Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal in parliament next week, according to a statement on upcoming..
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UK parliament to resume Queen's Speech debate on Wednesday: government

Britain's parliament will resume its debate on the government's legislative program on Wednesday, the leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg said, after lawmakers rejected the timetable for a..
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A vote against Brexit timetable is a vote against October 31 departure: UK government

British lawmakers who do not support the government's planned timetable to pass legislation to ratify its Brexit deal will be voting not to leave the European Union on Oct. 31, the leader of the House..
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UK parliament to debate Brexit deal on Monday: House of Commons leader

British lawmakers will debate and vote on Monday on whether to approve Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, the leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Saturday.
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UK parliament will have straight deal or no-deal Brexit debate on Saturday

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to make a statement to parliament on Saturday and then lawmakers will debate whether to approve his new Brexit deal or leave the EU without a deal, leader of..
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UK's Rees-Mogg says DUP should find comfort in new Brexit deal

Britain has secured a good deal with the European Union which ensures the whole United Kingdom is one customs union and should provide comfort to the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP),..
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Too soon to say if Britain's parliament will sit on Saturday: parliament leader

It is too soon to say whether Britain's parliament will need to sit on Saturday, Jacob Rees-Mogg, leader of the lower house of parliament, said on Tuesday, in a reference to ongoing talks in Brussels..
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Enough support from UK lawmakers to pass Brexit deal: parliament leader

There is enough support among British lawmakers to pass a Brexit deal, the leader of the lower house of parliament Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Tuesday as talks continue in Brussels to thrash out a divorce..
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UK cabinet to get Brexit talks update on Sunday

Britain's cabinet will be briefed on the current state of Brexit negotiations at 1145 GMT on Sunday, House of Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg told Sky News.
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UK's Rees-Mogg: Government does not need to apologize to Queen Elizabeth

The British government does not need to apologize to Queen Elizabeth over the decision to ask her to suspend parliament, leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Monday.
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UK's Rees-Mogg: DUP backing will bring in support for Brexit deal

Conservative and opposition lawmakers will likely vote through any Brexit deal that Prime Minister Johnson secures if the Northern Irish DUP party support it, Britain's House of Commons leader Jacob..
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UK government discussing the timing of Queen's Speech

The British government is discussing the timing of a Queen's Speech with parliamentary authorities, the leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, said on Thursday.
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UK's ruling Conservatives to ask for parliamentary break to hold conference

Britain's ruling Conservative Party will on Thursday ask lawmakers to approve a short adjournment of parliament next week to allow the party to hold its annual conference, House of Commons leader Jacob..
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UK government says parliament will vote on early election again on Monday

British lawmakers will on Monday hold another vote on a motion on whether to hold an early election, the leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Thursday.
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UK's Rees-Mogg says bid to block no-deal Brexit is constitutionally irregular

A bid by British lawmakers to take control of parliamentary time to try to stop Britain leaving the European Union without a deal is constitutionally irregular, leader of the House of Commons Jacob..
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Queen did not challenge suspension of UK parliament: Rees-Mogg

Britain's Queen Elizabeth did not question the government's request to suspend parliament for over a month ahead of Brexit, House of Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Thursday.
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UK says it is now up to EU: Insist on 'vassalage' and we leave without a deal

Britain's leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Thursday it was now up to the European Union to decide if they were prepared to renegotiate a "reasonable" Brexit deal or force Britain..
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UK government dares Brexit opponents: Change the law or change the government

Britain's Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg said lawmakers who want to stop a no-deal Brexit have two choices: change the law or change the government, and if they fail to choose, Britain..
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Britain's arch-Brexiteer Rees-Mogg takes up a new seat in parliament

With a wry smile and a twitch of his wire-rimmed spectacles, Jacob Rees-Mogg made his debut as a member of the British government on Thursday, embodying a radical shift toward Brexiteers under Prime..
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UK PM Johnson appoints Rees-Mogg as leader of the House of Commons

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed Jacob Rees-Mogg as leader of the House of Commons late on Wednesday, giving the prominent Brexit supporter his first ever government role.
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UK's Johnson will resist calls for Brexit delay, lawmaker Rees-Mogg says

Boris Johnson, the favorite to be the next British prime minister, has the backbone to resist pressure from parliament to delay Brexit again even if it means leaving the European Union without a deal,..
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