Irony overload as Jacob Rees-Mogg calls Mark Carney a "second-tier politician"
Jacob Rees-Mogg, backbench architect of a botched coup against the prime minister, has dismissed Bank of England governor Mark Carney as "a second-tier Canadian politician".
The famously courteous Jacob Rees-Mogg has dismissed Bank of England governor's warning that Britain would be plunged into its deepest recession since the 1930s under a no-deal Brexit, saying: "Mark Carney is a second-tier Canadian politician who failed to get on in Canadian politics and then got a job in the UK.
"I don't think he's greatly respected."
The greatly-respected Rees-Mogg batted away Carney's claims a disorderly, no-deal Brexit would likely cause a "supply shock", adding: 'I think it discredits the governor - who is basically a failed second-rate Canadian politician who is talking down the pound which I think is unprecedented.'
The attack comes despite Carney not being a politician - he is an economist and central banker who spent 13 years at Goldman Sachs before joining the Canadian Department of Finance, serving as governor of the Bank of Canada for five years and has now been governor of the Bank of England for the same length.
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Etonian Rees-Mogg, by contrast, despite being in Parliament for almost nine years, has yet to win even the most lowly bag-carrying role on the ministerial ladder, does not chair a Commons committee and has never graced the whips' office. Most recently he made the headlines for leading a botched coup against the prime minister that only managed to scrape half the letters from fellow Tory MPs needed to trigger a vote of no confidence.
In the interests of fair-play I wish to make clear that the protestors who assailed my children and nanny are members of the anarchist fringe-group Class War. They are not in any way allied to Jeremy Corbyn or Momentum, or the left in general. I always play the ball not the man.
-- JacobReesMogg (@mogg_jacob) September 12, 2018
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By the way, could this be the same Jacob Rees-Mogg who boasted little over two months that "I always play the ball not the man"?
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