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It’s not Jacob Rees-Mogg who is disrespecting democracy

Arrogant MPs are riding roughshod over the will of the people.

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Topics Brexit Politics UK

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Jacob Rees-Mogg was chided by MPs and seemingly the whole of Twitter last night for lounging in the House of Commons during a critical Brexit debate.

Green MP Caroline Lucas called Mogg’s posture ‘contemptuous’ and ‘the physical embodiment of arrogance’.

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Mogg’s horizontal posture ‘demeans the Commons’, said Labour’s Lord Falconer. For Labour MP Toby Perkins, it showed that Mogg felt he was ‘born to rule and far too important to listen to anyone else’s view’. Labour MP Karl Turner tweeted: ‘I’ve never felt a sense of entitlement. This is what that looks like!?’

But the opposition MPs doth protest too much. After all, following the debate, they voted to wrest control of parliament from the government in an attempt to outlaw a No Deal Brexit – which, in effect, means outlawing Brexit full stop.

These MPs might not be as posh as Mogg and might not have gone to Eton, but they are the arrogant and entitled ones here. They think nothing of riding roughshod over the largest democratic mandate in UK history.

The new elite, embodied by the schoolmarmish Caroline Lucas and centrist Labourites, are united in their contempt for Brexit and, by extension, democracy itself. And that is far more shocking than a horizontal Jacob Rees-Mogg.

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