Wednesday 6 January 2021 by Lucas Wilde

Jacob Rees-Mogg joins parliament via video call from the billiard room


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Jacob Rees-Mogg has been sure not to miss a day’s work.

The anachronistic MP and former Quentin Blake illustration dialled into Prime Minister’s Questions from the billiard room – which is only the 17th poshest room in his house.

“Billiards is a bit like pool, but for quality people,” confirmed Rees-Mogg.

“I thought coming live from some kind of games room might make me seem more relatable – like my colleagues do when they throw in a copy of Harry Potter in amongst the Voltaire and the Margaret Thatcher biographies on their carefully arranged bookshelves.

“Is a billiard room posh? It’s not nearly as fancy as the library, the dining room or the hall of exotic stuffed animals.”

Rees-Mogg’s butler, Simon Williams, who himself has a net worth of four million pounds, told us, “I did recommend a background consisting of posters of popular contemporary music acts, such as the Monkees or REO Speedwagon.

“But that would have required the purchase of said posters and the Master deems that a waste of money.”

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