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Whatever he says in public, we can’t rule out a future leadership bid by Jacob Rees-Mogg

Rees-Mogg has downplayed the rumours of a leadership challenge. But recent history teaches us to never say never

By Asa Bennett  

How seriously should we take the Jacob Rees-Mogg leadership rumours? Photo: PA

Next month, the Conservatives will be gathering for their first party conference since the election. Many would have thought earlier this year that it would be an occasion for unalloyed triumph, with scores of new MPs joining their midst, but Theresa May’s snap election gamble spectacularly misfired. Instead, the Prime Minister will have to try and project a sense of direction while her colleagues make their auditions to succeed her.

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