As many people are aware when Johnson was appointed as leader of the Tory Party, he then selected his Cabinet and one of the most Senior Posts was that handed out to Jacob Rees-Mogg, a man who has demonstrated on a number of occasions how out of touch he is with the role he currently holds. The Leader of the House of Commons is the person who is required to go to the Queen and request a prorogation for example. However as Jacob made clear a few days ago, his ability to treat the Palace of Westminster as though he is its King or President or Caesar is very clear. He is also capable of demonstrating to those who are his subordinates how they should behave and communicate with other people as he expressed to them in the first few days of his role:
- Organisations are SINGULAR
- All non-titled males – Esq.
- There is no . after Miss or Ms
- P.s – no need to write M.P. after their name in body of text
- Male M.P.s (non-privy councillors) – in the address they should have Esq., before M.P. (e.g. Tobias Ellwood, Esq., M.P.)
- Double space after fullstops
- No comma after ‘and’
- CHECK your work
- Use imperial measurements
So when he spoke yesterday to one of his colleagues, Tim Loughton, it was fascinating to see that he had missed something very obvious, at least for people in his industry:
JRM: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend—
TL: I’m not right honourable.
JRM: He can’t not be. A gentleman of his seniority! I do apologise….
Let us hope he will do some more detailed homework for the future days at the despatch box, given that Parliament has been set up for a few more days of business!