POLITICS
03/09/2019 21:46 BST | Updated 04/09/2019 09:51 BST

MPs Shout 'Sit Up' As Jacob Rees-Mogg Lounges Across The Commons Benches

"The physical embodiment of arrogance, entitlement, disrespect and contempt for our parliament."

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”.