CONSERVATIVE MP Jacob Rees-Mogg is the talk of the internet this week - for all the wrong reasons.
Never one to shy away from a spot of publicity, the avid Brexiteer may have bitten off more than he came chew after a period of 24 hours in which he has come in for heavy criticism following his deliberately laxed display in the Houses of Commons.
Evidently eager to show his contempt for the ensuing debate around stopping a no-deal Brexit in its tracks, Rees-Mogg appeared so disinterested and laid back, he was virtually horizontal.
What he could never have bargained for, however, was that his lolloping display would end up finding its way on to social media.
Though plenty have been left angry and dismayed at the Tory MP’s apparent sense of entitlement and disinterest, the image of Rees-Mogg lying across three seats has also sparked a variety of hilarious memes.
Some compared it to a work of art.
Arrival of the Jarrow Marchers in London, 1936, oil on canvas by Thomas Cantrell Dugdale. The Leader of the House of Commons, 2019, installation by Jacob Rees-Mogg. pic.twitter.com/oLqMi3V1Eu
— Torcuil Crichton (@Torcuil) September 3, 2019
Others saw it as the perfect symbol for the Conservative government.
— Christopher John (@mrchrisjohn) September 4, 2019
Death of Marat, 1793, oil on canvas, by Jacques-Louis David.
Nap of a Prat, 2019, mixed media, by Jacob Rees-Mogg pic.twitter.com/EsWhVzSG0P
— Pup Fiction (@jjjove) September 4, 2019
— Alexis #CorbynOutrider🌹🍷 (@TocquevilleJnr) September 4, 2019
Paddy Power got involved.
It's no wonder Jacob Rees-Mogg needed to lie down in the House of Commons. He looks like someone who still travels everywhere by hot air ballon. pic.twitter.com/bwjiRghM0K
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 4, 2019
So did Poundland.
— Poundland (@Poundland) September 4, 2019
Ikea even got a look in.
— M McCarthy Brett (@mmccarthybrett) September 5, 2019
Rees-Mogg's sleepy ways were a source of much amusement.
— chelseasider (@chelseasider) September 3, 2019
There were those who saw the thing as a right carry on.
— Kev Barwise (@kevin_barwise) September 4, 2019
There were Simpsons memes.
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) September 3, 2019
And Irish Simpsons memes.
Jacob Rees-Mogg still haunted by Charles Stewart Parnell pic.twitter.com/BpFJWU5hkt
— Ireland Simpsons Fans (@iresimpsonsfans) September 4, 2019
It was absolute madness.
— Samuel H Diamond 🏳️🌈 (@samuelhdiamond) September 3, 2019
Family Guy too.
— Simon Poole (@Sim0nTrains) September 4, 2019
— LT WADE (@liamtwade) September 4, 2019
— Jikster (@Jikster2009) September 3, 2019
Titanic even got a look in.
— kraige truemann (@kraigetrue) September 3, 2019
Someone did actually paint him like of those French girls too.
Jacob Rees-Mogg's Accidental Renaissance. pic.twitter.com/GSDbKc7vR4
— Kevin Cannon (@multikev) September 3, 2019
Well at least he is not sleeping pic.twitter.com/sDsstWHJjx
— Lynnette Collins- Lock (@LockLynnette) August 30, 2019
Some were deathly.
Jacob Rees Mogg lying down and relaxing in his natural habitat. pic.twitter.com/HbEkpaUCOf
— Baz Angus (@baza1872) September 4, 2019
The final word has to go to his though:
— Alejandro Negueruela (@Alex_Negueruela) September 4, 2019