Public has not lost faith in PM, insists Jacob Rees-Mogg


BORIS Johnson remains a “great leader” and he has not lost the support of the public, according to Cabinet minister Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Speaking exclusively to GB News, Rees-Mogg said he does not think people are “losing faith” in the Prime Minister.

The Minister for Brexit Opportunities took aim at Labour during the interview, saying: “I don’t think people are losing faith in him, the socialists don’t like him, of course they don’t, that’s their job.

“You had Keir Starmer drinking a beer and Nicola Sturgeon not wearing a mask when she thought everyone else should, the police didn’t mind about either of those, but the Prime Minister has paid his fine”.

Mr Rees-Mogg praised the Prime Minister for getting “so many of the decisions right” and “leading the world in terms of Ukraine” while speaking to GB News reporter Anna Riley in Morley.

He said the UK “got out of lockdown earlier than other countries, well before the Labour Party wanted us to come out, Scotland only just stopped insisting on compulsory mask wearing.

“Boris Johnson got those decisions right.

“I think talking about things that happened two years ago is not the most pressing political issue by any means”.

Asked if he is still “definitely” backing the Prime Minister, Rees-Mogg defiantly stated: “Of course, he is a great man”.

The minister has vocally criticised civil servants in recent weeks for not returning to their offices.

He said some offices have an attendance rate of 180% of staff compared to desks, while others are at 6%.

Writing in the Mail On Sunday, Mr Rees-Mogg said: “Those who are at their desks every day seem to be younger, hard-working and ambitious civil servants, often renting house-shares in London for whom the office provides the right environment for work.

“Meanwhile, others enjoy the fruits of their London-weighting at home in the shires. As the minister responsible for Government property, it is my job to ensure the Government estate is run efficiently and commercially. Empty offices are a cost to the taxpayer.”