NEWS AND VIEWS FROM JACOB
News clips, Constituency updates and Articles written by Jacob for local and national newspapers.
FARMING INNOVATION FUNDING
Article for The Somserset 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..."
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."
MEETING PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS
Article for The Somserset Guardian, 29th November 2023
"Whilst it is easy to focus on domestic events, with the old saying that charity begins at home at the forefront of many people’s minds, we must not forget what is happening in the rest of the world nor let our support waiver for those who are most in..."
COVID-19 INQUIRY LATEST
Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 28th November 2023
Jacob responds to Michael Gove's comments at the Covid Inquiry. Jacob says: "Why wasn't the question of the Wuhan lab leak theory included at the Covid-19 inquiry? It just wants to conclude that we should have locked down sooner."
HIGH MIGRATION LEVELS
Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 27th November 2023
Jacob gives his view on the high levels of migration. Jacob says: "Suella Braverman was serious about tackling mass migration, meanwhile the PM today seemed to encourage more migration."
SPEAKER'S ART FUND
Article for The Somserset Guardian, 22nd November 2023
"As Aristotle once said: “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” Art has always been extremely important to the formation of Parliament, which is why the Grants Scheme..."
JACOB'S SHADOW BUDGET
Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 21st November 2023
Jacob sets out his shadow Budget before the Autumn Statement. Jacob says: "This bonfire of taxes will ignite the British economy and, as Gladstone put it, allow money to fructify in the pockets of the British people."
Article for The Somserset Guardian, 15th November 2023
"Remembrance Day is always a time for reflection. It is a chance to remember those who gave their lives to defend us, to express gratitude to our current Armed Forces and to think about what is currently happening in the world. This year, I was..."
SUELLA BRAVERMAN'S LETTER
Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 14th November 2023
Jacob questions the Government’s commitment to stopping the boats after Suella Braverman’s dismissal from cabinet. Jacob says: "Ms Braverman's letter to the Prime Minister is excoriating."
Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 13th November 2023
Jacob reacts to the sacking of Suella Braverman as Home Secretary and the appointment of David Cameron. Jacob says: "Getting rid of Suella was a mistake, because she had her finger on the pulse of what voters were thinking."
TO BAN OR NOT TO BAN
Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 8th November 2023
Jacob gives his view on whether it is right to ban the pro-Palestine march on Armistice Day. Jacob says: "The organisers should cancel it as a sign of respect, and of their Britishness as being part of this nation."
Article for The Somserset Guardian, 8th November 2023
"The Labour Party, in its wisdom, forgetting Lord Derby’s dictum that “the duty of an opposition is very simple… To oppose everything and propose, nothing“, recently published its analysis of official Commons data, which showed that Members..."
ARMISTICE DAY PROTESTS
Jacob's Moggologue, GBNews, 6th November 2023
Jacob discusses the planned pro-Palestine marches on Armistice Day. Jacob says: "Those who march with extremists ought to be more careful of the company they keep."
XL BULLY UPDATE
Article for The Somserset Guardian, 1st November 2023
"Owning a pet brings many great joy and companionship and studies have shown that the presence of one can potentially elongate people’s lives. However, owning what are perceived by many as ‘trophy dogs’ can often trigger unnecessary..."
BUS CUTS UPDATE
Article for Farrington Gurney Parish Journal, Nov/Dec 2023
"In recent months I have been contacted by many of my constituents about local bus cuts and have continued to make representations to the relevant parties. Whilst the row between the Council and the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) has..."