Jacob Rees-Mogg may look like he’s just stepped out of the 19th century, but the Conservative backbench MP has become an unlikely cult figure online.
A traditionalist who has never changed a nappy and believes cattle are ‘essentially Conservative’, Mr Rees-Mogg has gained ‘Moggmentum’ in recent weeks as people have wondered how long Theresa May will last as Prime Minister – and who will replace her.
So what is it that has earned Rees-Mogg an ever-snowballing social media following?
For a start, his Instagram is a treasure-trove of self-aware, yet surprisingly self-deprecating, posts. These include spoof news reports detailing how he’s been sent from 1923 to save the Conservative Party , and a photo of his ever-growing Rees-Mogg brood captioned with my campaign team .
With my campaign team.
A post shared by Jacob Rees-Mogg (@jacob_rees_mogg) on May 13, 2017 at 11:06am PDT
What’s more, his lingual gymnastics are enough to rival Boris Johnson.
He famously used the word floccinaucinihilipilification during a Commons debate ?? the longest word ever used in the chamber.
On numerous occasions, he has used his eccentric vocabulary and dry wit to filibuster debates.
Jacob Rees-Mogg, just having a casual lie down in the House of Commons pic.twitter.com/dY8Pgv2CFS
There have been times where he has been unafraid of holding his own party to account.
Yet he could never be accused of taking himself too seriously.
We shall have to take our business elsewhere.
A post shared by Jacob Rees-Mogg (@jacob_rees_mogg) on May 31, 2017 at 1:11pm PDT
It’s this brand of self-deprecating humour and understated confidence that has made Rees-Mogg the man of the moment.
Watch the video to see some of his best moments on camera.
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