One brilliant send-up of Rees-Mogg’s arrogant lounging in the commons is going viral

Jacob Rees-Mogg lounging in parliament
Tracy Keeling

Jacob Rees-Mogg has faced criticism for lounging in the Commons during an emergency Brexit debate on 3 September.

 

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The display of “arrogance, entitlement, disrespect and contempt” has generated some hilarious spin-offs, though. And one of them is going viral.

Snuggle time

Filmmaker Alejandro Negueruela mocked up a cuddly moment between himself and Rees-Mogg as the MP appeared to be sleeping in the debate:

The cozy scene had attracted lots of praise, 30,000 likes, and over 10,000 retweets at the time of writing:

And there’s more…

It wasn’t the only meme of Rees-Mogg’s relaxing time going round, though:

Better than reality

Clearly, people enjoyed poking fun at Rees-Mogg’s parliamentary insolence. Laughter is the best medicine, they say. And what else can you do when the MP who’s played a huge part in bringing Britain to the precipice of a no-deal Brexit – and is leader of the Commons – shows this level of disdain during a debate on Brexit? If we don’t laugh, we’ll cry – for the sham that is Britain’s ‘democracy’.

Featured image via BBC News/YouTube

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    1. One might conjecture those particular green leather seats of the House of Commons are well-greased by numerous parliamentarians sweaty derrières of whatever Brexit or Remain divide as to make it difficult for anyone taking said seat later endeavouring to be seated comfortably without that the sitter slithers and slides on who knows what backside greasing parliamentarians have deposited on Pugin’s benches.

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