Jacob Rees-Mogg has come in for criticism regarding the Grenfell tragedy this morning, after he insisted Nanny would have put him on her shoulder and taken him out of the building, regardless of what the firemen told her.
With the first phase of the Grenfell report seeming to focus on the advice given to residents by the firemen on scene, rather than the dangerous cladding that turned the tower into a fucking firework, Rees-Mogg was quick to add his inevitable opinion into the mix.
“I think common sense has a part to play in emergencies like this, and Nanny has that in spades. She’s not one for idling when there is something to be done.
“I have no doubt she’d have hoisted me into her arms and run down twenty flights of stairs – no matter what the firemen told her. It’s just common sense, isn’t it?
“I’m not blaming the victims, obviously – this is an awful, tragic disaster, but one does have to question why their nannies sat back and let this happen?
“I can’t imagine for one moment nanny letting me come into harm’s way. Maybe I’m just lucky.”
Meanwhile, those human beings capable of empathy have been left somewhat shellshocked by Rees-Moggs out-of-touch comments.
Voter Simon Williams told us, “Nothing about his comments surprises me, except maybe the fact he didn’t refer to it as ‘poor-people’s cladding’.
“Still it will be fun to watch supporters of his contort themselves into ever more uncomfortable positions trying to defend him.”