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Jacob Rees-Mogg criticised for World Cup comments
Elliott Kime, Groon, Jul 14 2019

3500Jacob Rees-Mogg at the launch of Boris Johnson’s leadership campaign.
(Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Jacob Rees-Mogg has been criticised for politicising England’s victory in the Cricket World Cup after writing on social media:

We clearly don’t need Europe to win.

Rees-Mogg’s comment that has attracted derision from thousands of cricketing fans eager to educate the Brexiter about the team’s international make-up. The Conservative MP celebrated England’s dramatic victory over New Zealand in the final on Sunday by tweeting:

Among those who reacted to Rees-Mogg’s tweet, which received more than 3,000 comments in under an hour, was Neale Richmond, an Irish senator and the Fine Gael spokesman for European affairs, who responded:

The 15-man squad includes five players born outside the UK, including the Irish-born captain, Eoin Morgan. Tom Curran and Jason Roy are originally from South Africa, while Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer were born in New Zealand and Barbados respectively. In addition, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid are the grandchildren of Pakistani immigrants and both belong to the Mirpuri community. While the team represents England and Wales, under English and Wales Cricket Board regulations a player must be a British citizen, have been born in England or Wales, or have lived in either country for three years to qualify. They changed their regulations last year, reducing the eligibility criteria from seven years in a move that was widely seen as allowing Archer, 24, the chance to play. Archer bowled the dramatic, victorious super over. Rees-Mogg’s fellow Conservative MP Ed Vaizey tweeted:

Alastair Campbell suggested:

Daniel Lawes, the founder and chief executive of YouthPolitics UK, tweeted:

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