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The House of Commons has seen some sights over the past few years but what happened on Thursday afternoon is likely to shake its very foundations.
That's right, Tory Brexiteer and leader of the House, Jacob Rees-Mogg has coined a little poem about the government's failure to pass a Brexit bill and it's a pretty depressing state of affairs.
Making reference to Sir Percy Blakeney, the fictional character who posed as The Scarlet Pimpernel in the French Revolution and the song associated with him i.e: 'They seek him here, they seek him there.'
Reciting his new and improved version of the poem, Rees-Mogg said:
I think the answer lies with Sir Percy Blakeney:They seek it here, they seek it there, those parliamentarians seek it everywhere.Is it in heaven? Or is it in hell? That damned elusive Brexit bill.
I think the answer lies with Sir Percy Blakeney:
They seek it here, they seek it there, those parliamentarians seek it everywhere.
Is it in heaven? Or is it in hell? That damned elusive Brexit bill.
Jacob Rees-Mogg responds to questions about lack of Brexit business next week:
"I think the answer lies with Sir P… https://t.co/LrsOs49eIl — Aubrey Allegretti (@Aubrey Allegretti)
I think they’ve seen my voiceovers and trying inch me out the market https://t.co/o6d4wwS0uT — Janey Godley (@Janey Godley)
"Please do not waste this time."
Rees-Mogg: https://t.co/wnRFP15PrS — Steve Peers (@Steve Peers)
It’s in purgatory https://t.co/lq5LHZmfuP — Beth Rigby (@Beth Rigby)
Here the leader of the house makes jokes about Parliament being unable to spend time scrutinising the #Brexit bill.… https://t.co/24rbj9uCE3 — Pete Timmins (@Pete Timmins)
That damned elusive Brexit bill - says it all. He honestly thinks he’s auditioning for a role in Jeeves & Wooster.… https://t.co/amxLkTwiAr — Dr Maia Newley (@Dr Maia Newley)
The Scarlet Pimpernel was all about rescuing the wealthy and the elite, so v on brand https://t.co/BD48ifFp7s — Toby Earle (@Toby Earle)
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