Jacob Rees-Mogg is a cultural icon
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The son of a Times journalist, Eton and Oxford educated, people might expect Jacob Rees-Mogg to fit the perceived stereotype of a privileged Tory.
Jacob Rees Mogg at the Cambridge UnionBut he doesn’t. Rees-Mogg, 48, could easily be a character from the Harry Potter or Doctor Who universes, and he’d be a good, popular character too. He’d probably have plenty of fan fiction written about him. Sketch writers refer to him as ‘the Honourable Member for the 18th Century’. It’s not hard to see why. Rees-Mogg is a bit old fashioned and he knows it. His appearances on Have I Got News For You, Newsnight and Question Time are the thing of legend. He always come across as a sweet and a polite man as well too. In HIGNFY, the Hammersmith born MP stuck up for a much maligned Corbyn stating: "I don't agree with him on this [subject], but I rather admire his courage in saying something that is so deeply unpopular, but which he profoundly believes." Corbyn had been taking a hammering from his own Party MPs over his views on shoot-to-kill, but Rees-Mogg, despite not agreeing, defended his right to speak what he believes.
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