Belfast Telegraph

Home News UK

Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg lands LBC radio show in run-up to Brexit

The ERG chairman will host a weekly Friday evening programme on the talk station ahead of Brexit day on March 29.

Jacob Rees-Mogg in the LBC studio (Matt Crossick/LBC/PA)
Jacob Rees-Mogg in the LBC studio (Matt Crossick/LBC/PA)

Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has been given his own weekly radio show in the run-up to Brexit.

He will host an hour-long programme on talk station LBC, starting from 6pm on Friday, with the radio station saying it would be “packed with callers, opinion and debate”.

The chairman of the European Research Group (ERG) of Eurosceptic Conservatives has previously been a regular guest at LBC, taking part in a fortnightly half-hour phone-in during Nick Ferrari’s breakfast show.

Mr Rees-Mogg said: “With Brexit at the top of the agenda and opinions running high, I look forward to finding out what the public really thinks over the next couple of months and to continuing the national debate on LBC.”

Mr Rees-Mogg has become a prominent figure in British politics in the build up to Brexit through his leadership of the ERG, which saw him take a central role in efforts late last year to topple Theresa May as Conservative Party leader.

LBC has hosted numerous politics shows in recent years, often featuring phone-ins allowing listeners to speak to MPs and politicians directly.

Mr Rees-Mogg, the MP for North East Somerset, is the latest politician to appear regularly on the station.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan and former foreign secretary Boris Johnson have regular phone-in slots on the radio station, while ex-Ukip leader Nigel Farage has an evening slot from Monday to Thursday.

James Rea, LBC’s managing editor, said: “With the country in a state of political confusion, Jacob Rees-Mogg joins the LBC line-up during an extraordinary period.”



From Belfast Telegraph