MP intensifies outrage with radio interview agreeing Jacob Rees-Mogg meant that he would have survived through superior intellect – and that he’s right
A Conservative MP has fanned the flames of outrage over Jacob Rees-Mogg’s suggestion that victims of the Grenfell blaze would have had survived if they had the same common sense as Rees-Mogg – by agreeing with him.
Rees-Mogg issued an apology that had further angered Grenfell survivors and families because it claimed he had meant the opposite of what he actually said.
However, Andrew Bridgen told the BBC that Rees-Mogg had indeed meant that he would have survived because he was ‘cleverer’ – and agreed with him, saying that “Jacob’s” intelligence is what makes him a figure of authority:
One relative of a resident of a neighbouring tower told the SKWAWKBOX that hearing Bridgen’s words had made him so angry that he shook as he listened:
The word ‘anger’ doesn’t do justice to how folk will be feeling listening to this. He’s saying those people died because they weren’t as smart as his Tory pal.
Andrew Bridgen was contacted for comment.
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