Jacob Rees-Mogg gave up being anti-immigration for a day and his followers’ response was gold
Jacob Rees-Mogg put aside his anti-immigration views – for one day only! – when he shared an editorial written by his father on the 50th anniversary of Enoch Powell’s infamous ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech.
My father’s view which has stood the test of time about Enoch Powell’s famous speech pic.twitter.com/WoHQPnogLP
— Jacob Rees-Mogg (@Jacob_Rees_Mogg) April 14, 2018
His father, William Rees-Mogg, wrote in the Times that the speech was ‘shameful … disgraceful … [and] calculated to inflame hatred between the races’.
Such views came as a bit of a shock to the Tory MP’s followers on Twitter. Here’s just a flavour, as highlighted by @jimmfelton on Twitter.
Jacob Rees-Mogg pretends to not be an anti-immigration shitbag for one tweet only.
It doesn’t seem to have gone down well with his dogshit followers. pic.twitter.com/YZYNq8FEd3
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) April 14, 2018
My new jam is JRMs followers wetting themselves in the replies https://t.co/XwQjOtvH8F
— Alan White (@aljwhite) April 15, 2018
A quick look at the comments suggests Jacob may have misunderstood his base of support: https://t.co/FzaqSC2bgs
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) April 15, 2018
Rees-Mogg not racist enough for his followers. I’m sure he’ll put that right very soon.
— Paul (@PaulOnBooks) April 15, 2018