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.
Mea culpa, I was wrong to say that Mr Corbyn voted against the Good Friday Agreement. He did not.— Jacob Rees-Mogg (@Jacob_Rees_Mogg) 1 марта 2018 г.
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."
Maybe you should make apology on Channel 4 news where you made the accusation.— KEITH BUNTING (@KeithBunting007) 1 марта 2018 г.
Mea culpa could be deemed an apology. It’s accepting you were wrong. Not quite as good as ‘I’m sorry’ but this guy went to Eton.— KEITH BUNTING (@KeithBunting007) 1 марта 2018 г.
Nonsense… A mistake would be followed by an apology. The absence of an apology implies he is content to have made the error, which then begs the question was it a mistake or an intentional lie.— Andy Bowen (@andybowen2009) 1 марта 2018 г.
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.
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.