RICHARD KAY: Tin hats on for Johnson V Mogg as the Brexit big beasts' glamorous sisters go to war

Mail Online | 4/23/2019 | Richard Kay, Editor At Large For The Daily Mail
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Just days ago it looked as though Moggmentum would be the new political catchphrase de nos jours, as Jacob Rees-Mogg’s younger sister, Annunziata, was unveiled as the glamorous face of Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party for the European elections.

Now, before a leaflet has even been delivered, the opposing Change UK party – set up by The Independent Group of MPs – has hit back with their own alluring candidate: Boris Johnson’s little sister Rachel.

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And what makes it all so intriguing is that the two women now on the front line of the great Brexit divide are taking on their better-known siblings.

So who’s who when it comes to the Moggs versus the Johnsons and what are the similarities and differences between these two rival political dynasties?



RACHEL JOHNSON, 53: One of four children of the broadcaster, writer, environmentalist and former Tory MEP Stanley, 78, and his first wife, artist Charlotte Johnson-Wahl. Political siblings: Boris, 54, a long and chequered career (and love life) as a journalist, politician and some-time presenter of Have I Got News For You, he’s an arch-Brexiteer and favourite to replace Theresa May as leader of the Tory Party. Jo, 47, the youngest and widely regarded as the brightest of the Johnson clan, a banker turned journalist and then politician. Like his father, he is a Europhile through and through who supports the campaign for a ‘people’s vote’. Johnson has three children with writer Ivo Dawnay whom she married in 1992. They live in Notting Hill and an Exmoor farmhouse.

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Annunziata Rees-Mogg, 40: One of five children of Lord Rees-Mogg, a former editor of The Times who was described as a pillar of the Establishment ‘virtually from cradle to grave’, and his wife Gillian Morris. Political siblings: Jacob, 49, a successful hedge funder before he became...
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