Published On: Wed, Sep 4th, 2019

VIDEO: Watch moment Jacob Rees-Mogg is told to ‘sit up’ during heated Commons debate | UK | News


The leading Brexiteer was accused of looking “bored” by Green Party leader Caroline Lucas who was quick to judge his body language.  Ms Lucas said: “There’s been a lot of talk about democracy tonight. And the Leader of the House, who I have to say with his body language throughout this evening has been so contemptuous of this House and the people. And for the benefit of hindsight, the Leader of the House has been spreading across around three seats lying out as if that was something very boring for him to listen to tonight.” But the Leader of the House of Commons gave a quick rebuttal to Ms Lucas’ comments.

Remainers on the opposition benches can be heard telling Mr Rees-Mogg to sit up but the prominent Brexiteer merely fixed his spectacles and continued unbothered to sit as he was.

Ms Lucas continued: “He’s been lecturing us about democracy, we will have none of it.

“Because this Government has no mandate for the vicious form of Brexit it is pursuing. It was never on the ballot paper.”

Labour MPs also took it to Twitter to criticise Mr Rees-Mogg.

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Labour MP Anna Turley wrote: “The physical embodiment of arrogance, entitlement, disrespect and contempt for our parliament.”

Labour MP Toby Perkins responded: “Just go to your work tomorrow and during a crucial meeting sit like this when someone is speaking and see what happens.

“If it ends badly just regret the fact that you weren’t born to rule and far too important to listen to anyone else’s view.”

And Labour’s Karl Turner added: “As a working-class bloke brought up on a council estate in #Hull I always feel enormous pride and gratitude when I go into the chamber of the House of Commons to represent east #Hull.

“I’ve never felt a sense of entitlement. This is what that looks like!?”

Dozens of Tory MPs lost the whip after voting against Mr Johnson on Tuesday night but Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said they could “regain” it today.

Speaking to Sky News, Mr Bridgen said: “They can save themselves by voting with the government today and regain the whip.

“As to Philip’s defection, we were expecting Philip to move to the Liberal Democrats ahead of the summer recess.

“I wonder how the people of Bracknell feel now that their MP has joined the Liberal Democrats, he was voted in as a Conservative.



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