Jacob Rees-Mogg’s appearance on Breakfast TV today cleared a few things up for viewers:
- He’s against gay marriage and abortion “in all circumstances”
- “It would be vanity for [him] to think about the leadership” – which means he’s totally thinking about the leadership.
And punters have been thinking about his leadership, too. Since the General Election, the North-East Somerset MP has been backed in from 50/1 long-shot to 6/1 contender.
Until this morning’s disastrous outing.
Seriously, who sits next to Piers Morgan and comes off looking more odious?
As a result of the car-crash interview, we’ve lengthened Rees-Mogg’s odds of being the UK’s next Prime Minister to 40/1.
Spokesman Paddy Power said: “Everyone is entitled to an opinion, and here’s mine – Jacob Rees-Mogg may well abort his run at PM after this horror-show.
“It’s hard to imagine what portion of the electorate would be particularly energised after his comments but, then again, people once voted for David Cameron – so it takes all sorts.
“I don’t know how he’ll get away with this, but maybe old Moggie has nine lives.”
NEXT PRIME MINISTER AFTER THERESA MAY
7/2 David Davis
4/1 Jeremy Corbyn
7/1 Phillip Hammond
8/1 Jacob Rees-Mogg
9/1 Boris Johnson
14/1 Amber Rudd