Jacob Rees-Mogg says opposition to fracking in the UK is being funded by Putin.
In other news, the Conservative Party has received £5 million from Russian donors since 2012.
Jacob Rees Mogg was obviously dozing when renewables became *9 times cheaper* than gas - why on earth is he so desperate to lock business into further dependence on costly, climate-wrecking fossil fuels? He needs to wake up & offer support for energy efficiency & decarbonisation
Jacob Rees-Mogg is accusing other people of being Luddites. Satire is dead.
really struggling in the Chamber to defend #fracking. He strikes an out of touch & isolated figure with his sneering tone & ill-informed answers to the multiple objections, including some angry criticism from his own backbenchers
Govt has published their “Brexit Freedoms Bill” today, on what it sees as “benefits of Brexit”. Means scrapped habitat regs, weaker environmental protections, lower food standards, & deregulation, to the rest of us. Hugely concerning & profoundly shameful from @Jacob_Rees_Mogg
Ed Miliband rips into Jacob Rees-Mogg over the lifting of the fracking ban.
"We will hang this broken manifesto promise around the Tory Party's neck.... between now & the next general election" https://t.co/GNY2H3S1KE
Fracking is dangerous, expensive, and unsafe.
Jacob Rees-Mogg is ripping up the Conservatives' manifesto promises and imposing a Charter for Earthquakes on the British people.
Labour will fight this all the way. We need clean power for Britain - not dirty fracking.
Absolutely outrageous slur by Jacob Rees-Mogg that people who object to fracking are funded by Putin.
Shameful and disgraceful. https://t.co/P8ZhYR7XUl
Former Brexit “opportunities” Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg was just asked why the UK has found it so difficult to get a trade deal with the United States
Watch in disbelief..and despair
Nothing conveys how far the United Kingdom has fallen more clearly than the phrase 'Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg'.
Rees-Mogg sneers at parliament and us for questioning his fracking fetish. He lied to the Queen, stuck twatty post-it notes on colleagues’ desks, wants imperial measures back and now he thinks he can decide what level of earthquake we should all shut up and accept. Horrific man.
Jacob Rees Mogg was afforded the best education money can buy, yet he only got a 2:1 in history.
He's not that bright😉
Jacob Rees-Mogg is no match for Ed Miliband. Embarrassing mismatch.
Now all but confirmed: @trussliz
are willing to ride roughshod over planning laws, the climate, their own Tory manifesto, and simple common sense by powering ahead on #fracking without a jot of consideration for local communities. This. Must. Be. Stopped.
Rees Mogg squirming as so many of us, including his own backbenchers, challenge him on pledge PM gave that #fracking will only happen where there is community consent - and is now endeavouring to pretend that compensation is the same as consent - it is not.
We at @GoodLawProject
are already working in one Conservative constituency to challenge a license for exploratory fracking forced upon it. We will very happily work with all others who have a fracking license forced upon them. https://t.co/6tStSUcF6q
Anti-frackers aren’t funded by Putin, but Rees-Mogg has an extremely close political and financial relationship with the fossil fuel industry - hope this clears things up. https://t.co/0Gyuk4Ds59
I bloody love Ed Miliband. Here he is rattling that loathsome 1800s piss weasel, Jacob Rees Mogg, with pure facts.
Jacob Rees-Mogg (pictured here without a computer on his desk) has just accused someone of Luddism https://t.co/GhWCIAcQzK
Slouching Biz Secretary Jacob Rees Mogg finally dragged in front of parliament to make statement on energy support for business & charities & fails to mention support for energy efficiency even once - no exit strategy & no clarity on what happens to avoid cliff edge in 6 months
Rees-Mogg playing the Putin card, saying the Russian dictator is funding opposing to fracking, may represent a new low for him.
Jacob Rees-Mogg said this government has only been in office for two weeks. Tell that to a country that's endured 12 years of low growth and cuts in public spending while he and his mates have been ministers.
The leader may have changed, but they are the same old Conservatives.
I see the haunted pencil, namely Jacob Rees-Mogg got a right good kicking by his own MPs for breaking their manifesto promise not to introduce fracking, they have no mandate for this or the economic pledges Truss is making, a GE is rqd ASAP, it's time for change #EnoughIsEnough
People who object to fracking - “funded by Putin”
Victims of Grenfell fire - “lacked common sense”
Food banks - “rather uplifting”
Trump - “Our greatest ally after Brexit”
Leader of Scottish Conservatives - “a lightweight”
Mogg is an obnoxious thug pretending to be a gentleman.
Mogg couldn't resist the outrageous lie that Putin is funding the opposition to fracking in this country. What is true is the tories have taken millions of roubles from Putin associates. Putin also has his fingerprints all over the Brexit vote, Mogg needs to sit down and stfu..
Catherine West - Can he rule out, today, that the lifting of the fracking ban is not linked to any donations made during the leadership election?
Jacob Rees-Mogg - Balderdash https://t.co/AwoDGio9Uq
Today I told Jacob Rees-Mogg that his push for fracking is about boosting the profits of energy giants - many with close links to his party.
Fracking will do nothing to lower people's energy bills. And his patronising response shows the contempt he has for ordinary people.
Ed Miliband was brilliant in the HOC today.
Totally eviscerated Rees Mogg.
I wonder how things may have been if he had remained as Leader.
Fracking Minister Funded by Fossil Fuel Investor
investigates Jacob Rees-Mogg’s relationship with his former hedge-fund mentor and political donor Robin Crispin Odey
Scotland can do so much better than Liz Truss and Jacob Rees-Mogg. It's time for independence. https://t.co/eZFzKuBpE1