Jacob Rees-Mogg criticised by MPs for arrogantly laying down during Brexit debate

Greg Evans
Wednesday 04 September 2019 07:45
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Given the chaotic scenes in the House of Commons yesterday you could be forgiven for thinking that some MPs were a bit worn out and needed a little lie-down.

Yet with the future of the country literally hanging in the balance you'd expect our elected officials to act in a fit and proper manner and not slouch around like they didn't have a care in the world.

However, the MP that we are talking about today is Jacob Rees-Mogg, a man who hasn't exactly done himself any favours in recent weeks and wasn't exactly winning any friends in Westminster yesterday.

During last night's emergency debate on the government's no-deal Brexit plans, which was successfully blocked thanks to rebel MPs, Rees-Mogg apparently felt that while the chamber was mostly empty it would be perfectly fine to kick-back and recline on one of the famous green benches.

Needless to say, his fellow MPs were not impressed with this egotistical display, with the Green Party's Caroline Lucas even telling him off.

After the pictures and footage found their way on to social media, people were merciless in the condemnation of the Leader of the House and his 'relaxed' approach to the proceedings.

Journalist, David Allen Green had a different theory for the bizarre behaviour - perhaps Rees-Mogg was paying an odd tribute to MPs from the past but as you may have gathered, people aren't too keen on it in 2019.

HT The Poke

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