Jacob Rees-Mogg

The Two Jacobs

James Meek on the dual characters of Jacob Rees-Mogg and their impact on Brexit Britain. Jacob 1 – “a member of Parliament performing a rolling re-enactment of steak-and-kidney-pudding Edwardian Britishness”, and Jacob 2 – “master of the spreadsheet…shrugging off the opening and closing of factories in this or that country as no more than the fluttering of gills on Mammon’s throat.”