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Is £35million a lot of money to you? Jacob Rees Mogg dismisses it as ‘trivial’

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Labour's Todd Foreman says that 'Once again, Jacob Rees Mogg has shown how out of touch he is with the lives of ordinary people ....'

 

 

Having recently dismissed £250,000 as "chickenfeed", comments that were widely condemned, the Conservative MP for North East Somerset Jacob Rees Mogg, commenting on a report from the Public Accounts Committee, described £35 million "trivial."

 

Todd Foreman, Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for North East Somerset, responded:

 

"Once again, Jacob Rees Mogg has shown how out of touch he is with the lives of ordinary people by referring to a very large sum of money as "trivial."  Elected officials charged with spending taxpayer money should take this duty very seriously.  £35 million would pay the salaries of hundreds of nurses, teachers or child care workers.  It is equal to the tax paid by many hundreds of hardworking people.  Parliament has a serious role to play in scrutinising every penny of public spending and Jacob Rees Mogg is wrong to try to stop MPs from doing that.  £35 million is a serious amount of money and residents of North East Somerset need to know their MP takes it seriously."

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