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Former Rees-Mogg Business Partner Made Government Minister

Jacob Rees-Mogg surrounded by police, walks through protestors in Victoria square as he arrives on the first day of the Conservative Party Conference at the ICC in Birmingham, England, on Oct. 2.

Jacob Rees-Mogg surrounded by police, walks through protestors in Victoria square as he arrives on the first day of the Conservative Party Conference at the ICC in Birmingham, England, on Oct. 2.

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A former business partner of the UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Jacob Rees-Mogg, has been appointed as a minister for international trade and the cabinet office.