JACOB Rees-Mogg yesterday branded PM Rishi Sunak’s new anti-woke minister a “ridiculously tokenistic” appointment.
Rishi Sunak gathered his new Cabinet for the first time yesterday – including the returning Lord Cameron.
But the backlash to Sunak’s reshuffle was growing last night after the PM tried to buy off the right with Esther McVey’s appointment.
But he added: “Having a minister for woke is silly.
“I think it’s an extraordinary thing to do and is not serious, but Esther is a very good person and to have her in the cabinet is a good thing.”
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He went on: “I think silly titles for government posts is a Blairite thing.
“That is not the proper business of government. This is ridiculously tokenistic, won’t impress anybody.”
The MP also warned No10 that Lord Cameron might outshine Mr Sunak saying he “looked very prime ministerial” arriving at No10.
He said: “People may be confused as to who is actually representing the UK at the highest level.”
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