Blog: Brexit champion Jacob Rees-Mogg gearing up to launch his own TV show on GB News – Express

The former minister will be joining in the coming months, sources inside the channel have said. Esther McVey has her own show (along with her husband) and Dehenna Davison who is standing down at the next election used to present The Political Correction on Sundays.

Mr Rees-Mogg was recently interviewed by GB News’ Tom Harwood, sitting down with the political commentator earlier this month.

The interview saw him claim the Government was forced to overlook mistakes made by the Bank of England during the summer.

Mr Rees-Mogg said: “Mistakes are always made as it’s part of the human condition to make mistakes. Perfection is not within the human gift.

“There was a combination of circumstances that meant that the financial statement in late September 2022 had consequences that led to the end of that Government pretty quickly.

Meanwhile, Labour MPs earned an additional £1.2million.

All MPs are paid a base salary of £84,144.

Labour’s shadow foreign secretary David Lammy, who presents a show on LBC, topped his party’s list for outside earnings with additional earnings of £202,599.

Mr Lammy, who has declared income from more than 40 different sources – the most of any MP on Sky’s list – received more than £87,000 for a radio programme on LBC.

Former work and pensions secretary Esther McVey has been contributing to GB News since it launched in June 2021.

She was found to have broken anti-lobbying rules when she joined the broadcaster because she had taken the job without applying for the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (ACOBA)’s approval.

ACOBA chairman Eric Pickles wrote to Cabinet Office minister Steve Barclay about the issue, saying that “the ministerial code is clear that an application is needed for all outside roles”.

Ms McVey said that she did not think she needed to contact the committee when she first joined GB News, saying: “Clearly, anyone can see that my role does not draw on any privileged information from my time as a minister”.

But in his response, Lord Pickles said that Miss McVey’s approach was “not in keeping” with the business appointment rules, which he said “exist to protect the integrity of Government”.

Mr Rees-Mogg has been contacted for comment.

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