Jacob Rees-Mogg has faced criticism for lounging in the Commons during an emergency Brexit debate on 3 September.
Here’s Caroline Lucas calling out the contemptuous body language of Jacob Rees-Mogg as he lounges across the Commons front benches like some sort of aristocrat relaxing on a chaise longue in Downton Abbey. pic.twitter.com/WbAzX3kekc
— James Melville (@JamesMelville) September 4, 2019
The display of “arrogance, entitlement, disrespect and contempt” has generated some hilarious spin-offs, though. And one of them is going viral.
Filmmaker Alejandro Negueruela mocked up a cuddly moment between himself and Rees-Mogg as the MP appeared to be sleeping in the debate:
— Alejandro Negueruela (@Alex_Negueruela) September 4, 2019
The cozy scene had attracted lots of praise, 30,000 likes, and over 10,000 retweets at the time of writing:
Your taste is men is deplorable, but you, Sir, are a true artist! Love the love between you two.
— Kate Esq.-rette (@KittyKateWitch) September 4, 2019
You are a genius. LOVE this.
— Claire ROBINSON (@ClaireR66349336) September 4, 2019
This is kind of hot so now I’m confused
— Owen Jones🌹 (@OwenJones84) September 4, 2019
And there’s more…
It wasn’t the only meme of Rees-Mogg’s relaxing time going round, though:
The dream of Jacob Rees-Mogg. (Via The Telegraph) pic.twitter.com/kM93sIeOK4
— Adrian Teacă (@aditeaca) September 4, 2019
— Christopher John (@mrchrisjohn) September 4, 2019
— DeFonz (@dezfonz) September 4, 2019
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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