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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM JACOB

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

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A&S SEARCH AND RESCUE

Article for The Somerset Guardian, 15h May 2024

"As Marcus Tullius Cicero once said: ‘salus populi suprema est lex’ or ‘The good of people is the chief law”. There are many ways in which our communities are safeguarded. Most obviously, we have police forces protecting us from crime and..."

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REUNITING THE RIGHT

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 14th May 2024

 

Jacob discusses what it means to be a Conservative and proposes an open and comprehensive offer to those in the Reform Party. Jacob says: "Reuniting all Tories could win the election."

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A TRIBUTE TO MARK SHELFORD

Article for The Somerset Guardian, 8th May 2024

"Somerset was one of the last counties to instal a police force following Sir Robert Peel’s establishment of the Metropolitan Police. Yet today, the Avon and Somerset Constabulary, as with forces around the country, works tirelessly to protect..."

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A CONSERVATIVE VISION

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 7th May 2024

 

Jacob reflects on the recent local and mayoral election results. Jacob says: "The Conservatives need to show that we have a vision for the country."

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MSN LIBRARY ANNIVERSARY

Article for The Somerset Guardian, 1st May 2024

"Having access to books is possibly one of the most important things in life, especially for children. I know that there are many families who, although they enjoy technology, wish to enjoy the innocent jollity of children’s fiction, followed as they get..."

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WECA IS FAILING

Article for the Farrington Gurney Parish Journal, May/Jun 2024

"At this time of year, my constituents have been receiving their Council Tax demands and the Council Tax has gone up by a whopping 4.9%.  This money funds a variety of Council services and some of it goes off to the West of England Combined..."

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THE NET ZERO FANTASY

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 30th April 2024

 

Jacob discusses the Net Zero targets. Jacob says: "We can abandon the net zero agenda, provide cheap energy for British consumers, let markets lead the way with British consumers free to make their own choices and unleash Britain's economic growth."

RWANDA PLAN IS WORKING

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 29th April 2024

 

Jacob points to an influx of illegal migrants attempting to enter Ireland as proof the UK’s new Rwanda bill is a successful deterrent. Jacob says: "The Rwanda plan is working."

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THE RWANDA BILL BECOMES LAW

Article for The Somerset Guardian, 24th April 2024

"After the previous row with the Supreme Court and the protracted wrangling with the Lords, Rishi Sunak had an important success this week when the Rwanda Bill was passed. The Prime Minister warned Members of Parliament that they would vote all..."

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ST. GEORGE'S DAY

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 23rd April 2024

 

Jacob discusses St. George's day and the history of celebration. Jacob says: "St. George reminds us of what England needs to recover."

THE RWANDA BILL

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 22nd April 2024

 

Jacob gives his view on the Government's Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill. Jacob says: "If the deterrent is to work flights to Rwanda must start soon and leave regularly."

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PROBLEMS WITH HMRC

Article for The Somerset Guardian, 17th April 2024

"Working from home should be a privilege, not a right. There are, of course, odd times when people need to work from home and indeed, businesses that have decided that this is the working style that they wish to implement. However, those who..."

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THE NEW SMOKING BAN

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 16th April 2024

 

Jacob explains why he voted against the smoking ban. Jacob says: "If we want to overturn the Labour lead in the opinion polls, we need to start pursuing conservative policies and show a sense of purpose."

THE BENEFIT SYSTEM

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 10th April 2024

 

Jacob covers the issues befalling Britain's benefit system. Jacob says: "The United Kingdom's benefit system is losing billions of pounds of taxpayers' money, your money, to fraud."

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THE PCC ELECTIONS

Article for The Somerset Guardian, 10th April 2024

"Many of us have received polling cards in recent days for the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Election in North East Somerset. Whilst these out of season elections sometimes do not attract the attention they deserve; this one really matters..."

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TIME TO LEAVE THE ECHR

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 9th April 2024

 

Jacob criticises the recent ECHR decision on climate change. Jacob says: "It’s now time to leave the ECHR. Our rights have always come from Parliament, not unelected judges in Strasbourg who make up the law as they go along."

REFORM OF THE NHS

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 8th April 2024

 

Jacob discusses the need to reform the NHS. Jacob says: "The trouble is, for too long the dialogue has always been ‘If we don’t have fully nationalised provision and supply of healthcare, then we’ll become like America’ - but this is nonsense."

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THE BANES LOCAL PLAN

Article for The Somerset Guardian, 3rd April 2024

"Planning is one of the most contentious local issues; most accept the need for new housing but few want it built near them. This makes the current consultation by Bath and North East Somerset important. It is currently asking for your views..."

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THAMES WATER

Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 2nd April 2024

 

Jacob discusses the financial issues facing Thames Water. Jacob says: "Thames Water and its owners made dud investments - the shareholders should take the hit, not the consumer."

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