Jacob Rees-Mogg is an influential Conservative Party politician who serves as Lord President of the Council where he is responsible for arranging government business in the House of Commons. Heavily involved in the political matters that the UK faces today, he is considered one of the more rebellious members of the Conservative Party.
Serving as the Honorary President of the Oxford University Conservative Association, Rees-Mogg worked in the City of London for Lloyd George Management until 2007. He then co-founded hedge fund management business Somerset Capital Management LLP. He amassed a significant fortune and in 2016, he and his wife had a combined net worth estimated at more than £100 million.
In 2010, Rees-Mogg first won the seat of North East Somerset, a constituency he has held ever since, renewing his commitment to the region in the 2017 general elections when he was elected for the third consecutive time.
Famed for his outspoken views and penchant for maintaining the status quo, Rees-Mogg is a social conservative who is known for his speeches in the midst of parliamentary debates. Often a witty, articulate and intellectual speaker, Rees-Mogg actually holds the record for the longest word used in the House of Commons when he used the word ‘floccinaucinihilipilification’ in an EU Referendum Debate in 2012.
Born into a wealthy family, Rees-Mogg is a son of the former editor of The Times, William Rees-Mogg. He was educated privately, earning him the reputation as the “posh boy” of the Party within the media. Rees-Mogg has, throughout his career sat on committees that include the Treasury Select Committee, The European Scrutiny Committee and the Procedure Committee.
Later he became one of the major campaigners of the 2016 Leave campaign and proposed an electoral pact with UKIP before assuming a role in the Cabinet in Boris Johnson’s government.
He was caught in hot water due to his “arrogant” posturing in the House of Commons during a Brexit debate and has made a number of statements that have divided opinion in recent times. Some of his most memorable comments include; “I am fair and balanced unlike the BBC”, “Basically I want people to be able to get on with their lives without the government bossing them about. I’m all in favour of nannies but not the nanny state.” and “Churchill would be delighted that the UK is leaving the EU.”
He may have become a point of satire in politics, but none of this seems to bother him too greatly, as he continues to exercise his freedom of speech, often winding up the opposition and being celebrated by his own party. One thing that has not been levelled against the MP is his lack of authenticity.
A born public speaker who provokes curiosity, controversy and celebration depending on who you ask, Jacob Rees-Mogg is certainly not boring. Ideally placed to discuss the effects of Brexit for businesses and the economy, as well as the future of British politics, he can captivate an audience in the drop of a hat.
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When at corporate events, Jacob is known to cover the following topics:
- Conservative Politics
- Drive & Determination
- Peak Performance
- Overcoming Adversity
- Lloyd George Management
- David Cameron’s Government
- Brexit & The EU