Rees-Mogg has downplayed the rumours of a leadership challenge. But recent history teaches us to never say neverby Asa Bennett / August 14, 2017 / Leave a comment
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.
Some have not had to wait to get to Manchester in order to be speculated about as potential leadership material. Jacob Rees-Mogg, the backbencher famed for his genteel manner and pin-sharp Savile Row suits, has reportedly been “sounding out” friends about whether he should prepare to throw his hat into the ring.