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It dismays me to hear that one of my local representives, Jacob Rees-Mogg, has expressed his personal support for the regressive, divisive Mr. Trump and his Republican party. On Thursday, the member of parliment for North-East Somerset claimed that Mr. Trump's victory represented a "triumph of optimism" and that Mr. Trump shared supposed British values in a BBC radio debate with Ed Milliband. While I appreciate there may be a need to work with him for the good of millions, it was the sheer enthuasisum for Trump and his policies which Mr. Rees-Mogg expressed that I found deeply unnerviving. Particularly so as Rees-Mogg is a backbencher. This sudden, second change of heart is somewhat suprising considering that Rees-Mogg had previously expressed enthuasastic support for Trump and then formally withdrew it on the 8th of October. This was following the release of Trump's infamous, vile "groping" tape, which came at a point when a Republican loss seemed likely. It seems Mr. Rees-Mogg may be something of a fairweather friend. It is also suprising, from my perspective, that he should see any resonance between Mr. Trump's numerous political opinions and "comments" and the culture of the people he represents. I could not think of anyone further away from what Somerset and Avon, at least, have meant to America at their…show more content…
Sometimes conservative, yes, but inclusive and not knowingly unfair or cruel in action or word. He was writing a book of Arthurian legends at the time, but whatever. I believe that this was indeed true historically. The first British abolitionist petition, the social reformers of Bristol, the embrace of methodism, the works of Thomas Hardy, and Glastonbury Festival could not have happened
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