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Jacob Rees-Mogg: Does the Prime Minister recall the words of his noble predecessor, Baroness Thatcher, who said that advisers advise and Ministers decide? Does not a judicious Prime Minister consider things thoughtfully and carefully before making up his mind, and would not only a socialist Yahoo make up his mind in 23 minutes?
Jacob Rees-Mogg: That is a very eccentric view of taxation. Companies have an obligation to obey the law and pay the taxes that are required under the laws of the countries in which they operate. If we in Parliament are not capable of passing laws that tax them, that is our fault. It is not the fault of the companies.
Jacob Rees-Mogg: If the hon. Gentleman does not accept the so-called voodoo economics of lower tax rates bringing in more taxation, can he explain why, when the tax rate went from 83p in the pound to 60p and then from 60p to 40p, tax revenues rose?
Charlie Elphicke: ...;and I am not in the 20% least well-off in this country. I make no pejorative remark about anyone who has vices; as I believe Marcus Aurelius said in his “Meditations”, into every life a little rain must fall. Jacob Rees-Mogg (North East Somerset) (Con) rose—
Jacob Rees-Mogg: Not only would it not be too difficult but we have an agreement in place already under which it is a requirement of the EU that every effort be made to maximise its effectiveness in the event of it being replaced. So the Government’s argument does not stand up.
Jacob Rees-Mogg: I apologise for not being here for the whole of the debate, but I was in the Finance Public Bill Committee. Does my honourable friend in European matters not agree that the Government have behaved much, much better this year, by allowing the debate in Parliament to take place before the book is sent to Brussels, and that we should encourage the Government in this reformed behaviour?
Jacob Rees-Mogg: On a point of order, Mr Bone. The hon. Member for Livingston accused hon. Members of hypocrisy; I am concerned about whether that should be allowed to stand.
Jacob Rees-Mogg: Backbone was, I think, what we were discussing. All on the Government side have backbone and the reason why we will vote against the amendment is that it would add bureaucracy, make little difference to the Bill and would essentially not be a useful addition. That is the backbone we share.
Jacob Rees-Mogg: Tomorrow, the European Commission will publish its proposed 2013 budget. Will Her Majesty’s Government do everything they can to ensure that there is no increase in that budget? More importantly, will they use their veto on the multi-annual framework to ensure that there is no increase?
Jacob Rees-Mogg: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
Jacob Rees-Mogg: I rise to present this petition from Mr Christopher Warren and Mr Duncan Hounsell, supported by more than 2,000 residents who live in and around Saltford in the county of Somerset. It asks for the Saltford railway station to be reopened to the great advantage of local people for commuting and for their business life. The Humble Petition of the users of Saltford station and others Sheweth,...
Jacob Rees-Mogg: Will the hon. Lady give way?
Cathy Jamieson: ...on what constitutes an ambient temperature? Efforts on Second Reading to clarify exactly what “the ambient temperature” means did not elicit much more information, although we did learn that the hon. Member for North East Somerset (Jacob Rees-Mogg), who I see is in his place, prefers sausage rolls to pasties. I am sure that that was very useful information, and it was...
Jacob Rees-Mogg: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
Jacob Rees-Mogg: Thank you very much, Mr Speaker; patience is rewarded in this important debate. I will make my own position extremely clear. I start as a Catholic, and I believe that human life is sacred, which I take from the Catholic catechism: “Human life must be respected because it is sacred. From its beginning human life involves the creative action of God and it remains forever in a special...
Jacob Rees-Mogg: How is it possible to be sure that somebody’s motivation is entirely compassionate, and that they are not affected by other factors?
Jacob Rees-Mogg: Having had the pleasure of listening to my right hon. Friend for almost an hour, may I ask whether he has drawn the same conclusions as me? Has he, too, concluded that there is a lot of synthetic nonsense about this, that the Labour party has its snout in the trough to a far worse extent than we ever did, and that the Prime Minister is to be commended for his honesty, straightforwardness and...
Jacob Rees-Mogg: rose —
John Bercow: Order. There is extensive interest in this subject, which I am keen to accommodate, but that requires brevity, a great example of which can now be provided by Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg.
Ben Gummer: ...16 to 18, but I completely understand the Minister’s concerns about the effect they would have on the legislation. I very much agree with my hon. Friend the Member for North East Somerset (Jacob Rees-Mogg) on the need for some sort of restatement of our fundamental liberty with regard to private property, which is one of the underpinning foundations of English law. To that end, my...