Johnny Rotten backs Jacob Rees-Mogg as next Prime Minister

Former Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten has backed Jacob Rees-Mogg to be the next Prime Minister as the Tory leadership contest gets underway informally.

peaking on TalkTV’s Piers Morgan Uncensored, Rotten, whose real name is John Lydon, said he loved the “World War Two respect of the Brexit Opportunity Minister, putting British attitudes first.” head”.

Rees-Mogg later responded confirming that he was “very honored” even when the punk singer made the joking comment.

In an interview with Morgan on his TalkTV show, the pair discussed potential candidates to win the Tory crown following Boris Johnson’s dramatic resignation.

The presenter asked: “Would you vote for me?” to which Lydon responded with a laugh before admitting, “I probably would, but you know who I want more, and I know this feels like an escape and he might not even run, It’s Rees-Mogg.”

After Morgan dubiously asked “Really?”, Lydon continued: “Yes, I love the World War II respect that puts the British attitude first that he has.

“And in every interview I’ve ever seen him do, he’s been on the floor with his humour.

“And I think he’s a really nice guy.”

Morgan noted that he felt he had been “dramatically reduced to basic manners and politeness” in public and in politics but when he met Rees-Mogg recently, he saw him as a “guy guy” very charming, polite.”


Brexit Opportunity Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg has not joined the informal competition to succeed Boris Johnson (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

He added: “I don’t agree with a lot of his politics but he certainly understands what respect is and has respectful discourse.”

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The singer replied, “You don’t have to, because he’s polite and that makes him interesting, and it makes debate and conversation interesting.

“And now there’s so much nonsense running.”

Rees-Mogg responded to a clip of the interview shared on Twitter, writing: “Even as my leg gets pulled, I’m honored by this exceptionally kind endorsement by Mr. Lydon, alias. Johnny Rotten.”

Johnson resigned on Thursday after a surge of support among ministers and his MPs fired the kick-off to an election to replace him.

Since the announcement, attention has turned to potential successors with several Conservative MPs placing their bids. Johnny Rotten backs Jacob Rees-Mogg as next Prime Minister

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