Politics has a new social media star in the form of Jacob Rees-Mogg
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We’ve had the Milifandom, the Corbynistas and most recently the Maylennials but now, 'Mogg Mania' seems to be sweeping the nation. The latest social media star of politics is Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, an Eton and Oxford-educated Eurosceptic who campaigned for the Leave vote in last year’s Brexit referendum. His Instagram account now has more followers than the Prime Minister’s personal account, with several pages set up on Facebook to share Mogg-inspired memes. However, there are also some pages to support him. For many of the latter, the aim is for Rees-Mogg to become the new leader of the Conservative Party. Pages range from the satirical ‘Middle Class Memes for Rees-Moggian Teens’ and parody account ‘The Church of Mogg’, to genuine support pages, such as young Tory activist Sam Frost’s account ‘Ready for Rees-Mogg’. While the page initially began as yet another to share and post memes, it turned into a much larger youth movement. When speaking to the BBC, Frost said: "The general election wasn’t exciting because Theresa May didn’t give people something to believe in." "There are too many wishy-washy politicians in Westminster, I think people like Jacob because he has a rare ability to explain complex issues and he’s not afraid to say what he thinks.” However, those young Mogg Maniacs are sure to be disappointed after the man himself recently acknowledged his new-found social media status: “I am fully supporting Mrs May. This is all light-hearted banter but it would be a mistake to let it go to one’s head.”
We shall have to take our business elsewhere. A post shared by Jacob Rees-Mogg (@jacob_rees_mogg) on
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