Will pop­ulist Mogg be pop­ping in for a pint?

Evening Standard - West End Final Extra - - Business -

WHERE would Spy be with­out the lat­est edi­tion of Wether­spoon News flop­ping onto the desk? Boss Tim Martin, who rails against the “metropoli­tan elite” try­ing to con the Bri­tish peo­ple out of Brexit, proudly poses for a snap on the cover out­side his new pub with, erm, Ja­cob Rees-Mogg (Eton, Ox­ford). Rees-Mogg, that man of the peo­ple who once pro­claimed “vox pop­uli, vox dei” in a BBC doc­u­men­tary, says he “looks for­ward to vis­it­ing the pub again and sup­port­ing its suc­cess”. We’re sure the comedic Brex­i­teer IF THE Ci­ty­boy pound is any guide, Theresa May is al­ready look­ing doomed. Spread­bet­ting firm Sport­ing In­dex is pre­dict­ing a whop­ping de­feat of 164 votes for the PM in next Tues­day’s de­ci­sive vote, if it goes ahead. That mar­gin of loss would surely be game over for May. Among the economists, Kal­lum Pick­er­ing at Beren­berg puts the chances of a Cor­byn gov­ern­ment at 30%. Gulp.

will be along for a half at some point be­fore the next ice age.

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