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Jacob Rees-Mogg ridiculed for linking England’s Cricket World Cup triumph to Brexit

The Independent – UK – Jacob Rees-Mogg has been ridiculed for politicising England’s victory in the Cricket World Cup by saying it showed “we clearly don’t need Europe to win”.

Summary

  • Jacob Rees-Mogg has been ridiculed for politicising England’s victory in the Cricket World Cup by saying it showed “we clearly don’t need Europe to win”.
  • The arch-Brexiteer backbencher, who was at Lord’s watching the match, celebrated the team’s dramatic win over New Zealand on Sunday by writing on Twitter: “We clearly don’t need Europe to win.”
  • Subscribe now Among those who replied to the post was Irish senator and Fine Gael’s spokesman on EU affairs, Neale Richmond, who pointed out: “Your captain is Irish…” England’s Dublin-born captain, Eoin Morgan, is one of five members of the victorious 15-man squad who were born outside the UK.
  • Jofra Archer, who bowled in the final’s decisive super over, migrated to England from Barbados in 2015, while star batsman Ben Stokes is originally from New Zealand.
  • Player ratings from England vs New Zealand World Cup final 1/21 Jason Roy 4 out of 10 Getty Images 2/21 Jonny Bairstow 5 Getty Images 3/21 Joe Root 4 AFP/Getty Images 4/21 Eoin Morgan 5 PA 5/21 Ben Stokes 9 Action Images via Reuters 6/21 Jos Buttler 8 AP 7/21 Chris Woakes – 7 AP 8/21 Liam Plunkett 8 AP 9/21 Mark Wood 7 Getty Images 10/21 Adil Rashid – 7 Action Images via Reuters 11/21 Jofra Archer 9 Action Images via Reuters 12/21 Martin Guptill 5 PA 13/21 Henry Nicholls 7 EPA 14/21 Kane Williamson 7 Getty Images 15/21 Ross Taylor 5 AP 16/21 Tom Latham 7 Getty Images 17/21 Lockie Ferguson 7 PA 18/21 Colin de Grandhomme 6 PA 19/21 Matt Henry 7 PA 20/21 Mitchell Santner 6 PA 21/21 Trent Boult 7 PA 1/21 Jason Roy 4 out of 10 Getty Images 2/21 Jonny Bairstow 5 Getty Images 3/21 Joe Root 4 AFP/Getty Images 4/21 Eoin Morgan 5 PA 5/21 Ben Stokes 9 Action Images via Reuters


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