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ARCHIVED NEWS AND VIEWS: OCTOBER 2023

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

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COVID INQUIRY FINDINGS

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 31st October 2023

 

Jacob discusses the latest findings of the Covid Inquiry. Jacob says: "'It's clear that Boris believes in liberty and was rightly reluctant to lock us down, the failure was one of a blob not of a leader who asked sensible questions."

DISCRIMINATION AT MI5

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 30th October 2023

 

Jacob takes aim at MI5's institutional racism against white people. Jacob says: "'MI5 now hires on the basis of race and ethnicity and it does so with your taxpayer money."

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SHOSCOMBE SCHOOL VISIT

Article for The Somerset Guardian, 25th October 2023

"In the many visits I have done to schools I have rarely been to one where the pupils were clearly enjoying themselves so much. As I strongly believe that happy children will learn more it was an absolute delight to visit Shoscombe Church..."

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THE ECHR

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 24th October 2023

 

Jacob calls for the UK to withdraw from the ECHR. Jacob says: "Making the Rwanda plan work means leaving the European Court of Human Rights or facing years of delay."

BBC COVERAGE OF HAMAS

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 19th October 2023

 

Jacob discusses the BBC coverage of HamasJacob says: "Why should we be forced to continue to pay the licence fee when the BBC can't be honest about Hamas?"

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FOSSE WAY SCHOOL VISIT

Article for The Somerset Guardian, 18th October 2023

"One of the most interesting and important parts of an MPs role is first hand knowledge of events where they live. It is why our constituency based electoral system is so strong. It helps to ensure that Westminster does not become too remote..."

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THE BRITISH ECONOMY

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 17th October 2023

 

Jacob comments on the state of the British economy and argues the country needs to grow its economy like Nigel Lawson didJacob says: "We need to cut our coat according to our cloth."

PRO-PALESTINE PROTESTS

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 16th October 2023

 

Jacob comments on the Israel-Hamas conflict and the protests subsequently taking place in the UK. Jacob says: "These demonstrations are not inspired by love of Palestinians, but rather a hatred of the Jewish people."

BBC COVERAGE OF HAMAS

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 12th October 2023

 

Jacob shares his thoughts on the BBC's defence after refusing to use the term 'terrorists' to describe Hamas. Jacob says: "Hamas has killed children. Hamas is a terrorist group. Describing it as anything else is indefensible."

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PARTY CONFERENCE STAND VISITS

Article for The Somerset Guardian, 11th October 2023

"Every year, prior to the Conservative Party Conference, a number of constituents usually write asking me to visit various stands that are promoting and supporting certain issues that they often have a personal interest in.  It is something that I am..."

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THE RISE OF ANTISEMITISM

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 10th October 2023

 

Jacob comments on the conflict unfolding between Hamas and Israel. Jacob says: "If you think Israel is the problem, then you ought to question your own instincts, you are probably part of the problem."

HAMAS ATTACK ON ISRAEL

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 9th October 2023

 

Jacob castigates the BBC for their coverage as they fail to refer to Hamas as a terrorist group. Jacob says: "It seems to suggest kidnapping elderly holocaust survivors or murdering young people in cold blood is some sort of legitimate military tactic."

THE DEBT CRISIS

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 5th October 2023

 

Jacob addresses the Government debt crisis. Jacob says: "It begins to sound like a repeat of the late 1970s and early 1980s."

THE PM'S SPEECH AND HS2

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 4th October 2023

 

Jacob praises Rishi Sunak for breaking from 'the old and tired convention' by scrapping the northern leg of HS2. Jacob says: "These are the steps on the path to election victory next year."

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MORE MONEY FOR BUSES

Article for The Somerset Guardian, 4th October 2023

"As the bus row between the Council and the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) continues, I was heartened to hear from Simon Jupp, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Transport, who wrote to Members of..."

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OUR CONSTITUTION

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 3rd October 2023

 

Jacob gives his take on how Conservatives can restore prosperity. Jacob says: "We have built a constitution that is based on conservative principles of freedom."

TAXATION AND GROWTH

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 2nd October 2023

 

Jacob shares his thoughts on cutting taxes and unleashing growth. Jacob says: "Our whole tax system has become sclerotic and complex because the Government wants people to do things that it thinks are good, rather than allowing people to choose for themselves."

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