Jacob Rees-Mogg refuses to admit ‘constitutional coup’ comments – You’ll know… in 30 years!


Also Leader of the House Jacob Rees-Mogg has returned to Parliament, after Supreme Court called Boris Johnson’s prorogation unlafwal.

JRM responded to his shadow, Labour’s Valerie Vaz, who asked him about comments he reportedly made calling the Supreme Court judgement a “constitutional coup”.

Mr Rees-Mogg says the comments – reported by the press – were attributed to him in a Cabinet meeting, which he says are “confidential”.

He refuses to admit if he said it, and instead says he reiterates the government’s position: “I have the highest respect of course for the judiciary and the independence of our courts, but I must say I strongly disagree with this judgement”.

Also addressing whether Parliament will go into a recess for the Conservative Party conference, Mr Rees-Mogg says it “seems fair” to have a recess of three days.