MP accuses SomersetLive of fake news!
Ian Liddell Grainger has taken aim at Somerset Live. Last week the Local Democracy Service reported on their website that Jacob Rees-Mogg supported the One Somerset proposal. Not so says Ian Liddell Grainger, MP for Bridgwater and West Somerset.
To clarify the point he returned to the House this week to put his point again. He reports that “We both agree that the plan suggested by Somerset County Council for a single unitary covering only the area already occupied by the county council simply is not good enough.” On his blog he goes on to note “sadly, Somerset Live got the wrong end of the stick and published a news report that Jacob was backing Somerset County Council“
In the House Mr Rees-Mogg was suitably aghast. He told the House “I’m appalled at fake news should come to this House and to this country. I thought that was something that was left to our friends across the Atlantic”
However he did not venture to support either the Stronger Somerset or One Somerset business case. Instead he offered that “we should listen to all councils and get all their views“