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Walter the Softy? Some of us think that, in a certain light, Jacob Rees-Mogg more accurately resembles a member of the Gestapo.

How lowering for Jacob Rees-Mogg – often touted as a potential successor to Theresa May – to be called out for copying Walter the Softy from The Beano.

Still, we always knew he was only two-dimensional.

Do we really want a softy running any part of our government?

Do we really want a man modelled after a comic-book character holding the reins of power?

And what are we to think of the kind of people who do?

The Beano is pressing its case:

Who knows where it will end?

The Beano comic has issued a cease-and-desist letter to MP Jacob Rees-Mogg claiming he has modelled himself on its character Walter the Softy.

The Scottish-based comic accused the Tory MP of “masquerading” as Walter Brown, a foe of Dennis the Menace.

It listed traits including his side parting, round glasses and “snootiness” as “distinctly copying” the character.

Mr Rees-Mogg said the move was “all harmless fun”, adding that “compared to me, Walter is Mr Muscle”.

Source: Jacob Rees-Mogg ‘copying Beano character’

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