Jacob Rees-Mogg slammed for crossing coronavirus tiers to attend church
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Adam Aspinall www.mirror.co.uk
Tory minister Jacob Rees-Mogg has been slammed for crossing coronavirus tiers – to attend a Latin mass.
The controversial Leader of the Commons was spotted ignoring his own Government’s guidance not to travel between tiers on Sunday.
He was seen attending St Mary’s catholic church in Glastonbury, Somerset, which is in Tier 4 and fifteen miles from his posh manor house home in West Harptree, which is in Tier 3.
While people are allowed to attend church in Tier 4 areas the Government’s own guidance is that people should not travel from one tier to another and keep social contact to a minimum.
Writer Liz Williams, 55, from Glastonbury was told Jacob Rees-Mogg visited town to attend the Latin mass conducted on Sunday.
She told The Mirror: “A number of people are very cross about this, while not as egregious as what Dominic Cummings did, he is still crossing from tier 3 to tier 4 just to go to mass, which we are told not to do.
“I think the anger in town is the fact that not only is this not essential, even though he may argue differently as a Christian, but that he is actually a member of the Government that is setting this policy.
“It just seems yet again like there is one rule for us and one rule for the rest of them.
“Look I am not a Christian, I am not a Tory, I am just a normal upstanding member of the community who is fed up of this hypocritical approach from the people that are setting these rules.”…….
……….A spokesman for Jacob Rees-Mogg told The Mirror: “The Leader of the House regularly attends the only old rite mass available in the Clifton diocese which meets his religious obligations.”