When Bath University student, Hadleigh Roberts, started a satirical blog entitled the “Rees-Mogg Blogg“, little did he realise that old Etonian, millionaire, Pension Fund Manager and now Tory MP for North East Somerset Jacob Rees-Mogg, didn’t have a sense of humour.
Roberts blog (Image Left) lampooned Rees-Mogg. Portraying him as a dimwit embarrassing David Cameron as the antithesis of the ‘New’ Tory Party. Something he seems determined to remind us of, every time he opens his mouth! A true Tory toff, if ever there was one!
Rees-Mogg used his considerable resources to silence Roberts for good.
The offending Website disappeared from view last December in response to pressure from Rees-Mogg’s legal advisers.
Roberts, not unsurprisingly for a student, could not afford lawyers himself. Now he has been forced to sign an undertaking not to revive the offending blog or to mock him in future.
A truly sad day for bloggers, when the rich and powerful can silence criticism so easily!
Source: Bath Chronicle – read story here.