ARCHIVED NEWS AND VIEWS: OCTOBER 2023
News clips, Constituency updates and Articles written by Jacob for local and national newspapers.
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."
SHOSCOMBE SCHOOL VISIT
Article for The Somserset 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..."
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 Hamas. Jacob says: "Why should we be forced to continue to pay the licence fee when the BBC can't be honest about Hamas?"
FOSSE WAY SCHOOL VISIT
Article for The Somserset 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..."
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 did. Jacob says: "We need to cut our coat according to our cloth."
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."
PARTY CONFERENCE STAND VISITS
Article for The Somserset 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..."
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."
MORE MONEY FOR BUSES
Article for The Somserset 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..."
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."