London (AFP) – The sight of hardline Brexit backer Jacob Rees-Mogg stretching out throughout the entrance bench of Britain’s parliament throughout a very heated debate has develop into an prompt meme, inflicting anger amongst authorities opponents.
Along with his tiny spherical glasses pointing on the ceiling and carrying a double-breasted swimsuit, Rees-Mogg gave the impression to be taking a relaxation within the essential remaining minutes earlier than a crunch Brexit vote on Tuesday night time lit up Twitter.
It got here after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s authorities had misplaced its working majority in parliament and was about to be dealt its first painful defeat over the phrases on which Britain ought to go away the European Union.
One Twitter person posted a graph exhibiting the federal government’s slipping majority since 2017.
It traced the contour’s of the aristocratically dressed Rees-Mogg — beginning within the upper-left nook close to his neatly combed hair and ending close to his shiny sneakers within the backside proper nook.
Rees-Mogg’s behaviour in a chamber that has cherished stuffy traditions for hundreds of years sparked specific outrage as a result of he’s the federal government’s formal consultant within the decrease Home of Commons.
Inexperienced Occasion chief Caroline Lucas accused Rees-Mogg of being “contemptuous” of democracy.
“The Chief of the Home has been unfold throughout round three seats, mendacity out as if it was one thing very boring for him to hearken to tonight,” she fumed in one other clip that went viral.
“When he has been lecturing us about democracy — we may have none of it!”
Jacob Rees-Mogg raised his eyebrows and shook his head in what gave the impression to be an expression of disbelief at Lucas’s assault.
However he didn’t sit up.
“**BREAKING NEWS** @Jacob_Rees_Mogg crushed beneath the load of his personal self-importance,” one person wrote.
“Man, peeps are so imply to JRM, he is solely sitting like this as a result of he has no spine by any means,” one other quipped.