Jacob Rees-Mogg appointed \u2018Minister for Brexit Opportunities\u2019 on basis it won\u2019t really add anything to his workload.
— Have I Got News For You (@Have I Got News For You)
This has to be a joke. This can\u2019t be real. Jacob Rees-Mogg named Brexit Opportunities Minister. The very man who moved his business/investments to Ireland due to Brexit. No, this is actually incredibly comedic and terrifying.
— Dr. Jennifer Cassidy (@Dr. Jennifer Cassidy)
Mogg, eagerly on the lookout for those myriad Brexit Opportunities...pic.twitter.com/WmPYxVSX2t
There\u2019s a sort of poetry to Rees-Mogg in a made up job purporting to find ANY opportunities in an absolute pile of sh*t that he\u2019s so far been defending with quips about fish.https://twitter.com/pickardje/status/1491039968269320192\u00a0\u2026
Rees-Mogg is the first minister to have a role devoted to Brexit since David Frost resigned from the post of Chief Negotiator of Task Force Europe in December.
The 52-year-old previously served as leader of the Commons from 2019 to 2022, having become the MP for North East Somerset in May 2010.
It comes after Rees-Mogg recently made a brow-raising statement defending the continued backlash Johnson is facing in the wake of partygate.
“The reality is that the British elector looks to a leader, and it is very pleased with the leader that it has got," he said while explaining the UK has “a presidential system”, meaning that any new leader would need their own mandate from the electorate.
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