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    'Mea Culpa': Rees-Mogg Apologizes to Corbyn Over Good Friday Gaffe

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    The Labour leader has come under repeated attacks from the British media, all of which appear to be backfiring.

    Jacob Rees-Mogg, one of the UK's most prominent Conservative members of Parliament and leading advocate of a Hard Brexit has apologized to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for claiming that he voted against the Good Friday Peace Agreement in Northern Ireland on national television.

    Many Twitter users were quick to leap on the fact that the member for North-east Somerset failed to directly apologize for the comments, instead merely saying that he was "wrong."

    On February 24, Mr. Corbyn received another apology from Conservative member for Mansfield, Ben Bradley over claims he made that the Labour leader had met with and sold secrets to Czech spies during the 1980s. Mr. Bradley agreed to pay damages and admitted that the statement had been defamatory.

    The claims were repeatedly printed in most major tabloid newspapers in Britain for at least a week, leading to criticisms that the media, largely favourable to the Conservative Party was attempting to stem the Government's declining popularity by reviving Cold War era "Red Scare" tactics.

    Rees-Mogg has recently achieved prominence in the British media for his criticisms of the government of Theresa May, rather than the Labour Opposition. He has staunchly advocated Britain leaving all of the EU's main economic institutions, making him a leading contender in the eyes of some, to replace Mrs May as Prime Minister.


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