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Jacob Rees-Mogg met ex Trump adviser Steve Bannon to discuss strategy

Jacob Rees-Mogg met ex Trump adviser Steve Bannon to discuss strategy
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December 01
20:442017

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Jacob Rees-Mogg met with Steve Bannon, a former adviser to Donald Trump, on Thursday to discuss conservative political strategy, according to reports. 





The Tory backbencher, who is a favourite among fellow Conservatives to be the next party leader, spent more than an hour at the meeting in a Mayfair hotel, according to The Guardian. 





Mr Bannon, the CEO of far-right American news service Breitbart, is also believed to have met with former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, an old friend, while in Mayfair. 





















Formerly a chief adviser to Mr Trump, Mr Bannon was forced out of the White House in August amid a series of controversies. 











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The meetings were reportedly arranged by Breitbart London editor Raheem Kassam, a former chief of staff under Mr Farage. 





Asked about the meetings, Mr Kassam told The Guardian: “Brexit and the election of President Trump were inextricably linked.

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