Jacob Rees-Mogg’s own words are coming back to haunt him and he’s not a happy bunny
Jacob Rees-Mogg is among the many pro-Brexit politicians whose views appeared to have changed since before the EU referendum, and campaign group Led By Donkeys is doing everything it can to remind them of that fact, with a series of billboards featuring their quotes.
One of their latest posters, currently proudly displayed on a roundabout in Bristol, repeats a statement the MP for the 17th century made in the House of Commons in 2011, and it’s such a great self-own.
Here it is being posted.
Our crowdfunded national advertising campaign starts this week. In the next 24hrs multiple @ByDonkeys billboards will start going up in Birmingham, Bristol, Cannock, Crewe, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Rochdale, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton. Only the first wave. Eyes peeled. pic.twitter.com/T754pe7pzr
— Led By Donkeys (@ByDonkeys) January 28, 2019
However, in spite of having said it, Jacob Rees-Mogg isn’t happy with the free publicity.
“I joined Twitter in 2017 so the billboard is fundamentally dishonest. It is designed as a tweet and is a highly selective quote.”
Led By Donkeys, having heard of JRM’s displeasure have used it to promote the poster even further.
Mr @Jacob_Rees_Mogg is really pissed off with this new billboard (see Bristol Post: https://t.co/F3bEo8q4yW). He just wants it to go away. He would truly hate it if we all hit that retweet button. #ledbydonkeys pic.twitter.com/kPVs3iDZn5
— Led By Donkeys (@ByDonkeys) January 30, 2019
He’ll be thrilled.
H/T: Bristol Post