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Thread #162769 Message #3875967
Posted By: David Carter (UK)
08-Sep-17 - 05:00 PM
Thread Name: BS: Jacob Rees Mogg.
Subject: RE: BS: Jacob Rees Mogg.
Rees-Mogg's catholicism came from his Irish-American grandmother, the male line were protestant vicars and coal owners in north east Somerset. Members of that family both baptised some of my ancestors into the anglican church, and sent them to work down coal mines at the age of 11. Of course, not only did the catholicism come into the family by that route, so did the new money as the pits in Somerset were exhausted by the late 19th century. A bit like Churchills and Vanderbilts really. If he can be shown to be entitled to either an Irish or an American passport, then I would agree, in this one instance with Iains, that he should be banned from public office. In Australia, people seem to have been decreed to be ineligible for office as they have been found to have nationalities that they were entirely unaware of.