Who breaks a buttered fry on a wheel? Annunziata Rees-Mogg and the politics of bullsh*t
There was another Rees-Mogg who was entirely more interesting... her father.
|Mic Wright||Jul 29, 2020||2|
William Rees-Mogg was a giant of British journalism. Editor of The Times from 1967 until 1981 when the paper’s Murdoch-era began, he was also High Sheriff of Somerset in the late-1970s, Chairman of the Arts Council of Great Britain in the 1980s, and Vice-Chairman of the BBC Governors. He was also the father of two future politicians — the Conservative party big beast (and little shit) Jacob Rees-Mogg and the Brexit Party’s Annunziata Rees-Mogg.
Today, the controversy-baiting Ms Rees-Mogg presumed to lecture the ‘povvos’ on what food they should and shouldn’t eat:
This is palpable bollocks. It’s the kind of things that people born into and living in privilege say often. It’s why asking politicians how much a pint of milk is can be so devastating as an interview question. But Annunziata’s father, William, was able to empathise beyond his gilded existence in the elite. At least, sometimes.
In 1967, after the ‘Redlands’ bust — a police set-up — in which Keith Richards and Mick Jagger found themselves jailed on drug offence charges, William Rees-Mogg came to their defence. Writing as the editor of The Times, in the powerful leader column, and knowing he would be read by senior politicians, civil servants, and judges, William didn’t need to defend The Rolling Stones, but he did, on principle.
Quoting Alexander Pope’s line, “Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?” in its headline, William Rees-Mogg’s editorial argued that Jagger and Richards had been disproportionately punished because of their fame. It led to an interview with Mick Jagger conducted by Lord Stow Hill — a former home secretary — Father Thomas Corbishly — a leading Jesuit — Dr John Robinson — the Bishop of Woolwich — and William Rees-Mogg himself.
Rees-Mogg, W. used his power and influenced to save Jagger and Richards from injustice. Jagger’s sentence was quashed as was the sentenced imposed on Richards.
William Rees-Mogg’s children use their power to protect their positions and, in doing so, they contribute to and cause injustice. The good deeds of the father are not mirrored in his children; a kind of reverse sins of the father situation.
It is shameful.