Conservative MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg has set the records straight with Russia.
Appearing on ‘Peston on Sunday’, Mr Rees-Mogg warned Russia over their actions and the recent nerve agent poisoning on a British citizen.
He said: “I think Russia is a real threat, we should take them extremely seriously. We should do implement as tough measures as we can possibly implement if it turns out that the Salisbury the attack was masterminded by Russia.”
“It is simply outside the international order, for a country to go round murdering people in another countries territory. As it was when that they invaded the Crimea. ”
“We can’t deal with a rogue state as if it’s a normal state, so how many bots that may be promoting me, let me be quite clear that Russia is a threat to our security and we must respond robustly”.
“Russia is a threat to our country and we should respond robustly”: @Jacob_Rees_Mogg comments on the Russian bots linked to his Twitter account and the action government should take over the Salisbury incident #Peston pic.twitter.com/7WGKEjHQVa
— Peston on Sunday (@pestononsunday) March 11, 2018
The 66-year-old retired military intelligence officer and his daughter, 33, were found slumped on a bench in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 4 March.
Det Sgt Nick Bailey, who fell ill attending the pair, remains seriously ill in hospital but has been talking to his family.
Dmitry Peskov, press secretary to President Putin, said: “This incident happened on British soil and it doesn’t have anything to do with the Russian Federation whatsoever, let alone the president.”
Jacob Rees-Mogg just sent this MASSIVE WARNING to the EU
The Conservative MP and Champion of Brexit Jacob-Rees Mogg has just sent a massive warning to the EU, by telling them in no uncertain terms that it is not their place to dictate how the people of the United Kingdom should live their lives.
This JRM blasts couldn’t have come at a better time from the UK’s point of view as there is currently so much speculation about how much influence the EU and all of its linked bodies will continue to have in Britain after Brexit, or indeed during any transitional period.
According to a report in The Express:
JACOB Rees-Mogg has made it clear the European Union or the UK government should not be telling member states and citizens how to act, but that the “priority of the government should be to help people lead their lives”.
Mr Rees-Mogg has said that the role of the state should be to enable people to make their own choices.
Speaking in an interview with Politico, the leading Tory Brexiteer said: “I think the priority for the government should be to help people lead the lives they want to lead, rather than telling them how they ought to live their lives.”
During the interview, he said he was a free-market economic liberal and is a fan of the former PM Benjamin Disraeli who “actually thought about things which make people’s lives better”.
He accepted that making people’s lives better requires “some use of the powers that the government has and that is perfectly reasonable”.
He said: “Conservatism is all about changing the things which need to be changed but not the things which don’t.
“There’s no point in hanging on to things which begin to do harm and cause problems.”