Humourless Tory toff Jacob Rees-Mogg is attempting to close down a spoof Twitter account set up in his name. Although the Somerset MP claimed he was initially “quite relaxed” about the account, he changed his mind after a report based on the following tweet was posted on the Daily Telegraph website.
The Telegraph later updated their article to highlight the inauthentic nature of the account — but couldn’t resist pointing out Rees Mogg had still not denied meeting his better half over a frozen fillet of plaice.
Thin-skinned Rees Mogg has form for calling in lawyers at the first sign of satire, having last year threatened legal proceedings to shut down a spoof blog site. The Somerset MP will be familiar to Scrapbook readers for this gaffe on the BBC’s Daily Politics in which he claimed teachers and lollipop ladies would be “bonkers” to vote for him.
Rees-Mogg, who says he wouldn’t use Twitter even if he was paid to, also told the Bath Chronicle “I am quite capable of being silly without other people saying silly things for me.”
We couldn’t agree more.