Blog: Letters: Jacob Rees Mogg’s ‘fantasy role’ shows Brexit was ‘a scam’ – Derbyshire Live

Below is a letter published in the Derbyshire Telegraph on Thursday, September 19:

Does anyone really know what Jacob Rees Mogg has been doing for the last nine months?

What exactly have we been paying him for? Because disgraced former PM Boris Johnson appointed the self-styled ‘Victorian Gentleman’ millionaire (with a pay rise) into the fantasy role of ‘Minister for Brexit Opportunities’.

It would be extremely helpful if anyone could explain to us all just one opportunity he identified, and how it would directly benefit any individual or family in the UK besides himself and his cronies.

I may be cynical, but I’m beginning to wonder if this fantasy was designed to line his pockets and to be a grotesque deception to further confuse and mislead the British people into thinking there might be some opportunity, when many people know that there isn’t.

Within two days of being appointed, the new PM immediately axed the role. It no longer exists!

That confirms to me this fantasy role was of no use or importance.

This must be embarrassing for Derby North MP Amanda Solloway, who, writing in this paper on June 24 pedalled the same old Brexit lies – ‘Opportunity knocks now we’re free of EU shackles’.

Well, no Amanda, there never were any opportunities or benefits from Brexit.

The British public have been deceived and misled yet again by this Tory government and the unfolding disaster of Brexit.

It was a scam perpetrated by liars and charlatans.

Chris Wheeldon, by email

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