The Brexit options minister took part in Sunday’s debate on Sky News. The Tory MP for North East Somerset has been giving his views on the Chris Pincher scandal and the upcoming Tory leadership race. Mr Rees Mogg remained steadfast in his support for his boss, Boris Johnson.
However, what caught the audience’s attention was the clock placed behind the faithful Johnson.
The watch has Roman numerals for most of the numbers, but “M” where “12”, “O” where “3” is usually, and “G” for “6” and “9”.
The revelation caused a stir on social media, with viewers mocking the politician on Twitter.
Colin Bartlett wrote: “Jacob Rees-Mogg appears to have a clock with Roman numerals other than M at 12, O at 3, G at 6 and 9.
“Confirmation that JRM is a tasteless nouveau riche who should be using the merchant entrance as a proper gentry (like me)!
People quickly noticed that the watch was not keeping time and joked about it.
Steve Howlden quipped: “The Rees-Mogg clock is 2 minutes behind the clock and its owner is 200 years behind the time.”
While Tim Priestley said: “@Jacob_Rees_Mogg you are so gorgeous you have a watch with part of your last name on it.
“You must dismiss your servant in charge of the watch factory—three minutes late.”
Simon Wolfe added: “Proof that Jacob Rees-Mogg is stuck in the past (compare the time on the clock).”
During a debate on the Local Government Bill in London in December 2011, Rees-Mogg said that council officials who have the power to issue on-the-spot fines should wear bowlers.
Then in February 2012, during a parliamentary debate, he used the rarely spoken word “floccinaucinihilipilification”.
The word means “habit of disregarding” and brought the Brexit minister further notoriety.
It was noted as the longest speech ever spoken in the House of Commons.