Rees-Mogg asked to consult on new series of Peaky Blinders – thanks to his experience being a twat of a politician also set in the 1920s

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Rees-Mogg to draw on own experiences as massive twat of a 1920s politician to consult on new series of Peaky Blinders

The fifth season of Peaky Blinders will hit UK screens this Sunday, and will feature a dramatic shake up, as character Tommy Shelby finds himself a part of 1920s parliament.

Shelby will find himself battling elitist MPs who will look down on his working class roots, and the producers of the show hope to get an authentic portrayal of a ‘dickhead 1920s politician’.
They have reached out to Tory politician Jacob Rees-Mogg for stories of his time in parliament during the 1920s.

Sam Claflin has joined the series as controversial politician Oswald Mosley.

Jacob Rees-Mogg, who served as a junior member of parliament in the 1920s, was asked to give details of his experiences at the time.
“We want to strive for absolute authenticity,” said Peaky Blinders showrunner Steven Knight.
“Thankfully, Rees-Mogg was there at the time, and had to plenty to say about the class warfare, racism, and rising fascism he observed. He seemed very upset by it, saying that he wished he could have ‘been a bigger part of it’.”

Oswald Mosley was the leader of the British Union of Fascists in the 1930s

“He would have been the biggest dickhead at the time,” said Knight
“We wanted to make sure he was as big a dickhead as possible, so we asked Rees-Mogg, who had several meetings and interactions with him, for some stories.”

When asked if he watched the show, Rees-Mogg said he did not.
“A television show about working class people in Birmingham in the 1920s? I don’t even care for them in this year.”

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