Jacob Rees-Mogg, in hot water over your financial affairs, are you? I have a suggestion

November 17, 2021

by Martin Odoni

So, Jacob Rees-Mogg, probably the most repellently self-serving Member of the present Parliament, is in trouble over a series of loans he took out of such eye-watering magnitude that most people in the country cannot fit the sums into their thoughts. Over six million pounds? Seriously?

If anything tells us of how so many MPs live in a different world from the poor, and how impossible it is for some of them to see life from a pauper’s perspective, it is when you see the preposterous sums of money passing through the hands of the privileged Tory-many. But let us leave that on one side, it only causes the right wing to roll their eyes. Even the supposedly ‘charitable Christian’ ones like Rees-Mogg himself.

Tory Jesus walks among us, and yet away from us because he finds most of us unclean.

Instead, my intention is to offer a little advice to Rees-Mogg, and indeed all MPs. The loans, according to the man himself, did not have to be declared because of, well, something technical to do with the front companies involved, and the use of the Cayman Isles. Therefore he has done nothing wrong. (More precisely he has done nothing outside the letter of the rules. That is not the same as doing nothing wrong.) The very fact that he was using a Tax Haven, and companies as a front, effectively to award himself a loan at a comatose interest rate (just 0.8%), partly to buy a house with, immediately indicates that he wanted to keep his dealings hidden.

So here is my suggestion for the Greasy-Bog-breather and all other MPs who choose to handle mind-numbing sums of money that might affect their thinking in Parliament as part of their personal finances. If you really have nothing to hide, and you really have done nothing wrong in taking out such sums, then never mind precisely what the rules say must be declared and what you are free to keep secret – just declare them anyway. There is no rule saying you must not declare such sums in any particular circumstances, so why not just declare them all? Get every record out into the public domain. That way you would not risk getting into trouble as the Greasy-Bog-breather has done, and you would be demonstrating that you have nothing to hide.

That Rees-Mogg chose not to, that the sums are so huge, that he handled the money off-shore, that he used such an elaborate method of procuring the funds, and that above all he clearly has no intention of ever paying the full rate, all suggest that he has a lot to hide, and that he knows he has done something wrong.

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