Jacob Rees-Mogg was branded the “physical embodiment of arrogance, entitlement and disrespect” after he assumed his characteristic laid back approach to sitting during a crucial parliamentary debate on Brexit.
The Conservative leader of the House of Commons lent back on the Commons benches on Tuesday evening as he listened to opposition MPs argue that a no-deal Brexit should be blocked.
Labour MP Anna Turley tweeted a photograph of the Tory MP – known as the “Honourable Member for the 18th century” for his antiquated way with words.
Speaking in the Commons, Green MP Caroline Lucas accused Rees-Mogg of displaying a “contemptuous” attitude towards other MPs.
Other MPs shouted “sit up” at the Brexiteer cabinet minister. While another MP yelled “get him a chaise lounge”.