Watch: Rees-Mogg calls for Somerset time


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3:05 pm - January 19th 2012

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Yesterday it emerged that Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg wanted Somerset to have its own time zone.

We thought it was a good spoof. But no, he was actaully being serious.

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15 minutes?

Always knew the man was a fool. Bristol time is, by the Sun, 9 minutes behind Greenwich.

2. James from Durham

But Somerset is a bit further west from Bristol…

But Somerset is a bit further west from Bristol

Bit difficult, given that Somerset forms the southern boundary of Bristol.

*Parts* of Somerset are further west than Bristol, true. Parts are further east as well (Bath for example).

Marvellous. Cameron quakes in fear every time Rees-Mogg opens his silly cakehole because he knows what comes out will be mad even by the standards of the Tories. Its a shame Rees-Mogg didn’t win Central Fife where he campaigned in his Bentley accompanied by his nanny. It would have been comedy gold to see him representing a working class constituency. Perhaps he should be reminded of why we have national time – the railways. The great Alan Plater wrote a brilliant pair of plays, Only A Matter Of Time and Time Added On For Injuries on the subject. Perhaps the time zone Rees-Mogg has in mind is 1800

but i think he is joking really- in a deadpan way- he doesn’t actually think it’ll happen

watched it again- he’s definitely being satirical about the proposed change and he probably knows people will go ‘what a madman’ and link to it before realising they’re mocking him for a joke, which you will realise surely. and he knows if people do take it seriously a large amount of people will find it endearingly bonkers, he’ll go on have i got news for you, people will say “I don’t trust tories but hasn’t got an ulterior motive, hes a real character- he’s like an ealing comedy character from the past, so he’s off the hook”. he’ll run for mayor next time and win.

7. Christopher Heward

And 15 minutes later you re-watched the video and realised he was just trying to make a point…. Unless this blog is itself a spoof (or just quite sarcastic/lying)?

8. Leon Wolfeson

@4 – “Perhaps the time zone Rees-Mogg has in mind is 1800″

*Snarf*

Gah! LibCon is usually safe to read while drinking. Heh.

Useless fact, but Ramsgate as its own Meridian and is 5 minutes 41 seconds in front of GMT


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