Magazine January 28, 2019, Issue

The Outsiders’ Insider

Rees-Mogg without his top hat (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
Jacob Rees-Mogg, Brexiteer and upper-crust rebel

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Con­servative member of Parliament for a district in Somerset, England, told me over the phone that his heroes of the year are “those members of government who resigned because they thought Brexit was going the wrong way and put their commitment to Brexit above the short-term benefit of their careers.” From the faint sound of children in the background — and a fatherly “Shhh” — I gather he is speaking to me from his weekday townhouse, purchased earlier this year for 5 million pounds and located in Old Westminster quarters, where Churchill plotted against Chamberlain.

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