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ARCHIVED NEWS AND VIEWS: SEPTEMBER 2023

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

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THE ECHR

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 28th September 2023

 

Jacob gives his thoughts on the UK's membership of the European Convention on Human Rights. Jacob says: "Democracy is the best safeguard of rights."

THE NEW ROSEBANK OIL FIELD

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 27th September 2023

 

Jacob gives his opinion on the approval of the Rosebank oil field in the North Sea. Jacob says: "This is a victory for Britain. Cheaper, secure energy and jobs rather than hair shirt greenery."

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WECA A4 PROPOSALS

Article for The Somerset Guardian, 27th September 2023

"The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) recently published expensive proposals for alterations to the A4 between Bath and Bristol. Many residents who will be affected will already know about this preposterous idea but I wanted..."

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THE UN REFUGEE CONVENTION

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 26th September 2023

 

Jacob gives his take on the United Nations Refugee Convention, which ties the UK’s hands in relation to the migrant crisis. Jacob says: "The Home Secretary has done well to point out its current absurdity."

INHERITANCE TAX

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 25th September 2023

 

Jacob discusses inheritance tax, saying the blue wall would be secure if the Conservative Party abolished it. Jacob says: "Inheritance tax is unfair, economically harmful and trivial. Getting rid of it could be an election winner."

HOUSING SHORTAGES

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 21st September 2023

 

Jacob discusses the housing crisis, as last year only 190,000 homes were built, which is less than a third of the net migration figures. Jacob says: "If people don't have places to live, society cannot function."

NET ZERO POLICY CHANGES

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 20th September 2023

 

Jacob gives his take on Rishi Sunak's pull back on net zero policies, saying "environmentalism must never be allowed to make people poor." Jacob says: "Backing the people against the Blob deserves to be an election winning strategy."

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COUNTRYSIDE ALLIANCE AWARDS

Article for The Somerset Guardian, 20th September 2023

"Nominations are now open for the annual Countryside Alliance Awards, giving residents the chance to get involved and support rural businesses in North East Somerset. The Awards, which are a national scheme, offer prestigious accolades..."

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RUSSELL BRAND

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 19th September 2023

 

Jacob gives his thoughts on why Russell Brand's comedy was applauded and promoted by the BBC and Channel 4 as much as it was. Jacob says: "It's no surprise Russell Brand behaved the way he did, devoid of a moral compass."

STARMER'S BREXIT PLANS

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 18th September 2023

 

Jacob discusses Sir Keir Starmer's new immigration policy and plans to reopen Brexit negotiations..  Jacob says: "Keir Starmer has always been a starry eyed Europhile, he's the champion of the second referendum, and now he wants to do it by stealth."

LABOUR'S MIGRANT PLAN

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 14th September 2023

 

Jacob shares his thoughts on Sir Kier Starmer’s new migrant crisis plan, which has the potential to let in more migrants. Jacob says: "Labour cannot be trusted not to betray Brexit."

WOKE CIVIL SERVICE?

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 13th September 2023

 

Jacob discusses the anti-government sentiment taking over the civil service, after a civil servant was arrested and accused of far-right extremism for taking a selfie with Jacob.  Jacob says: "Whitehall has become an old wokes' home."

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£50M FOR DISABLED FACILITIES

Article for The Somerset Guardian, 13th September 2023

"As I previously wrote in my article about Bluebird Care and the importance of people remaining in or returning to their homes, I am delighted that the Government will be giving £50 million of taxpayers’ money to local authorities in order to help..."

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NET ZERO AND CHINA

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 12th September 2023

 

Jacob shares his thoughts on the Business Secretary claiming the UK needs China to reach net zero. Jacob says: "Net zero will not only make us cold and poor, but it obliges us to abandon our moral compass."

NHS SCANDALS

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 11th September 2023

 

Jacob discusses the various scandals that have affected the NHS in recent years. Jacob says: "The preservation of life is being thwarted by the big state trampling on the rights of the individual."

ENERGY WINDFALL TAX

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 6th September 2023

 

Jacob explains why he feels the energy windfall tax should be scrapped, as it unfairly affects smaller companies. Jacob says: "The tax is a flea bite for the BPs and Shells of the world."

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WORLD ALZHEIMER'S MONTH

Article for The Somerset Guardian, 6th September 2023

"As we enter September, which is World Alzheimer’s Month, we are reminded of the profound impact that dementia has on individuals, families and wider society. Recently, Alzheimer’s Research UK contacted me with new information about the..."

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BULLYING IN WESTMINSTER

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 5th September 2023

 

Jacob discusses bullying in Government after Gavin Williamson was forced to apologise for bullying former Chief Whip Wendy Morton. Jacob says: "I think this is, fundamentally, wet-wipe territory."

THE ENERGY BILL

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 4th September 2023

 

Jacob explains why he is not supporting the Government’s Energy Bill. Jacob says: "Cheap energy drives growth and prosperity, the Energy Bill will make us cold and poor."

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PHONE SCAMS

The Farrington Gurney Parish Magazine, Sep/Oct 2023

"Recently I have been contacted by Age UK in respect of advice to give to constituents about phone scams.  Age UK have an excellent guide which you can find online and I would encourage people to share their advice with friends and family. Common types..."

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