Jacob Rees-Mogg accused of 'arrogance and contempt' for snoozing on Parliament front bench

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  • A picture of Conservative Leader of the House Jacob Rees-Mogg seemingly snoozing in the House of Commons has gone viral.
  • Rees-Mogg reclined on the government's front bench of the House of Commons during a crucial Brexit debate.
  • Labour MP Anna Turley accused Rees-Mogg of being "the physical embodiment of arrogance, entitlement, disrespect and contempt for our parliament."
  • The UK government went on to be heavily defeated on the first vote of Johnson's premiership.

Jacob Rees-Mogg has been accused of showing "arrogance, entitlement, disrespect and contempt" for Parliament after he appeared to snooze during a crucial Brexit debate in the House of Commons.

Rees-Mogg who was appointed Leader of the House by Boris Johnson, reclined on the government front bench in the House of Commons during the debate on plans to delay Brexit.

Images of Rees-Mogg, whose job is to represent the government's plans in the House of Commons, rapidly spread on social media with Labour MP Anna Turley accusing him of being "the physical embodiment of arrogance, entitlement, disrespect and contempt for our parliament."

 

Johnson's government was later defeated after 21 Conservative MPs joined with the opposition to back a motion paving the way for legislation that could force Johnson to seek a three month delay to Britain's currently planned exit date fromt the EU of October 31.

Read more: Boris Johnson calls for snap general election in October to prevent Brexit delay

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