• Richard Wendorf, Director of the American Museum

Churchill Lecture: Jacob Rees-Mogg MP on ‘Britain and the Wider World Post-Brexit’

October 22, 2016 -

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The American Museum was delighted to have Jacob Rees-Mogg, Member of Parliament for North East Somerset, present our fourth annual Churchill lecture on the subject of ‘Britain and the wider world post-Brexit’.

Jacob was elected as the Member of Parliament for North East Somerset in May 2010, with a majority of 4914 and again in May 2015 with an increased majority of 12749. Being elected fulfilled his ambition to represent the Somerset parliamentary seat in which his family has lived for generations. Within Parliament, Jacob sits on the Treasury Select Committee which examines the expenditure, administration and policy of HM Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs, and associated public bodies, including the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority. Between 2010 and 2015 Jacob sat on the Procedure committee which considers the practice and procedure of the House in the conduct of business and the European Scrutiny Committee which assesses the legal and political importance of each EU document, deciding which is debated within the House.

Jacob outlined his pro-Brexit position to a lively audience and speculated about the impact the decision would have on the UK. Want to find out what Brexit and a soft-boiled egg have in common? Listen below to find out.