Jacob Rees-Mogg has come out in support of Liz Truss after she was heard saying British workers “need more graft” in a leaked audio recording.
The comments emerged from her time as Treasury minister in 2017-2019. The leadership favorite was attempting to explain lower productivity seen outside of the capital.
Truss said it was due to a “mindset and attitude thing”.
Liz went on: “There’s a fundamental issue of British working culture. Essentially, if we’re going to be a richer country and a more prosperous country, that needs to change. But I don’t think people are that keen to change that.”
She added that there’s a “slight thing in Britain about wanting the easy answers”.
She continued: “But actually what needs to happen is more … more graft. It’s not a popular message.”
Nanny fanatic Jacob Rees-Mogg has now piled into support Truss’s comments.
Rees-Mogg spoke to the Mail on Sunday to say Truss’s comment was “sensible” and that it reflected the “poor productivity in the British economy”.
Jacob also said the comments “attracted confected political criticism but they reflect an unfortunate reality in much of the British state”.
He also said: “This is not good for the government, or for the public as a whole.”
As you can imagine the comments were met with more than a little negativity on social media.
What about the happy fish?