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ARCHIVED NEWS AND VIEWS: DEC 2023 & JAN 2024

News clips, Constituency updates and Articles written by Jacob for local and national newspapers.

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BREXIT BENEFITS

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 31st January 2024

 

Jacob makes the case in defence of Brexit, on the fourth anniversary of the UK leaving the EU. Jacob says: "Today on the fourth anniversary of our departure, I can boldly claim that we have no regrets."

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CSR AWARDS 2024

Article for The Somerset Guardian, 31st January 2024

"Grassroots organisations - whether it is charities, choirs, Girl Guides or volunteering networks - form the backbone of our society. Without the generosity of those who give up their spare time and offer their expertise free of charge, many would be far worse..."

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RAIL STRIKES

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 30th January 2024

 

Jacob criticises the train companies for "not using the legislation we created" to keep minimum service requirements. Jacob says: "The rail bosses are a bunch of wet wipes."

BREXIT SABOTAGE

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 29th January 2024

 

Jacob gives his thoughts on the Government bureaucrats sabotaging Brexit. Jacob says: "When we left the EU, we didn’t vote to become a mini-EU… we need to drop the paranoid and risk-averse instincts, because they are not for dynamism, innovation, and free trade."

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WECA AND BUS CUTS

Article for The Somerset Guardian, 24th January 2024

"When the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) was set up I thought that it was a bad idea.  Indeed, I opposed it because essentially, it was the recreation of Avon and the problem with Avon for people living in North East Somerset and, indeed..."

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THE HOUSE OF LORDS

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 23rd January 2024

 

Jacob gives his view on the House of Lords, after it votes against the Rwanda Treaty. Jacob says: "The Lords are frustrating and delaying the will of the people."

STEEL FURNACE CLOSURES

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 22nd January 2024

 

Jacob thoughts on the closing of the Port Talbot blast furnaces. Jacob says: "Fundamentally, the driver of this decision is the green agenda. The UK needs to burn the Emissions Trading Scheme to a crisp."

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ACTION AGAINST THE HOUTHIS

Article for The Somerset Guardian, 17th January 2024

"The United Kingdom’s involvement with the Red Sea is a long and historic one. Even as far back as the mid 19th century the Royal Navy established a Red Sea formation, subordinate to the Commander-in-Chief, East Indies, thus establishing our..."

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THE RWANDA BILL

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 16th January 2024

 

Jacob gives his view on the Rwanda Bill. Jacob says: "The Prime Minister would be wise to listen as the British public's patience is wearing thin."

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TRADE DEAL ON EVS SECURED

Article for The Somerset Guardian, 10th January 2024

"Our relationship with the European Union has been strained for some time, which is one of the reasons why we voted to leave. One significant bone of contention has been the United Kingdom’s ong standing commitment to free trade while the EU..."

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THE POST OFFICE SCANDAL

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 8th January 2024

 

Jacob calls on the Government to act faster in compensating the wrongly accused victims of the Post Office Horizon scandal. Jacob says: "How can your heart not bleed for these people? It is the most widespread miscarriage of justice I have ever seen."

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A NEW YEAR MESSAGE

Article for The Somerset Guardian, 3rd January 2024

"The origin of January 1st marking the New Year dates back to 46 B.C. when Julius Caesar, after the 445 day year of confusion, switched from a lunar-based calendar in favour of developing the solar-based Julian one. It is thought that it also..."

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HELP FOR THOSE STRUGGLING

The Farrington Gurney Parish Journal, Jan/Feb 2024

"The New Year represents change and new resolutions.  This is by no means different in Parliament as Members of Parliament return to Westminster to continue the year’s work and continue to navigate the current economic..."

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CHRISTMAS THOUGHTS

Article for The Somerset Guardian, 20th December 2023

"As my fourth child is called Anselm, named after St. Anselm of Canterbury, an Archbishop and theologian subsequently declared a Saint and Doctor of the Church, I have been reading his works in the run up to Christmas. St. Anselm tried..."

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NEW FUNDING FOR CHILDCARE

Article for The Somerset Guardian, 13th December 2023

"Last week, the Minister for Children, Families and Wellbeing wrote to Members of Parliament regarding the delivery of extra help for those with small children. As this is a topic that many of my constituents have raised with me, I thought it..."

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THE NEW RWANDA BILL

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 12th December 2023

 

Jacob reveals his thoughts on the Rwanda Bill victory. Jacob says: "We need to leave the European Convention and make our own laws. We can't take charge of migration until we have decided to do it ourselves."

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FARMING INNOVATION FUNDING

Article for The Somerset Guardian, 6th December 2023

"Farming has created our landscape and continues to be an important economic and social force. Ensuring the competitiveness of British farmers is one of the priorities for the Environment Secretary, Steve Barclay, so it is encouraging to hear this..."

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A NEW TORY LEADERSHIP BID?

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 5th December 2023

 

Jacob reacts to Sir Keir Starmer's latest article which he mistook for being written by a Tory. Jacob says: "The pressing question is not whether Nigel Farage will join the Tory party, but whether Keir Starmer is planning to defect and launch a Tory leadership bid."

NEW NET MIGRATION PLAN

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 4th December 2023

 

Jacob gives his opinion on James Cleverly's new net migration plan. Jacob says: "For the first time since Michael Howard was Home Secretary, a government is treating migration seriously."

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