MP who wanted full attendance in Parliament during Covid-19… is self-isolating

Poetic justice: Jacob Rees-Mogg wanted all MPs to attend Parliament at the height of the Covid-19 lockdown. Now he has been forced to self-isolate, in case he has contracted the disease himself.

Jacob Rees-Mogg – who, as Leader of the House of Commons, demanded that all MPs should attend – no matter how cramped they would be – at the height of the Covid-19 lockdown – is self-isolating.

One of his children has shown symptoms of the virus and has been tested, it seems. He is self-isolating along with the rest of his family, until they hear the result.

So he could be away from his job for a few days. How ironic.

One might be surprised that he is adhering to the rules this time, considering his recent behaviour. He broke Parliamentary regulations to play a snatch of Rule Britannia in the Commons chamber in an ignorant show of jingoism in response to the controversy over whether the imperialistic racket should be sung at the end of the Proms this year.

At business questions, where he normally briefs MPs on the following week’s Commons agenda, the SNP’s Commons leader, Tommy Sheppard, said he would miss being “patronised in the flesh” by Rees-Mogg:

“Can I also wish the Leader of the House and his family well. I can hardly hide my disappointment at his absence.

“After five long months of my own absence from this chamber, and sometimes problematic communication through the virtual proceedings, I have been looking forward to being patronised in the flesh rather than over the internet.”

That tells us everything we need to know about Rees-Mogg’s reputation among other MPs – and their likely reaction if he catches the disease.

They won’t miss him – and will probably call it poetic justice.

Source: Coronavirus: Rees-Mogg self-isolating after child tested – BBC News

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3 Thoughts to “MP who wanted full attendance in Parliament during Covid-19… is self-isolating”

  1. G Millward

    As they sow so shall they reap.

  2. jgwood34

    will he be missed, he have to crank out the old collosus from Bletchley park and start sending out encrypted messages to tell the world what he and the erg want to happen, perhaps he could find Mark Francois, is he hiding in a castle somewhere ringing a bell

  3. Hecuba

    Rees-Hogg or whatever he calls himself is responsible for contracting the coronavirus! Why didn’t he ensure his health and well being instead of going to the House of Commons and infecting other MPs? Oh yes of course Rees Mogg is immune to the coronavirus because he is another mundane fascist tory MP!

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