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Jacob Rees-Mogg: Use Imperial Measurements And Address Men As Esquire

There was a fair degree of surprise in Britain when it was announced that the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson had chosen the fanatical Brexiteer politician Jacob Rees-Mogg to become the Leader of the House of Commons, the senior Cabinet member who manages the government’s legislative work in the parliament, and the Lord President of the Council, the quasi-medieval office that presents legislation to the reigning monarch for their approval. However, in hindsight, the closely related roles with their accumulated layers of historical prestige are well suited to the Victorian pretensions of the Conservative Party MP and his fantastical belief that London, freed of the tyranny of the European Union, will be transformed into the central node of a global trading network; a mercantile and free market “Empire 2.0” crafted and guided by the British. Which perhaps explains this truly bizarre report from ITN News and other media outlets across the Irish Sea.

The new Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg has instructed all staff in his new office to use imperial measurements and refer to ‘non-titled males’ as ‘esquire’.

Issuing a style guide in the first week of his job, he also bans colleagues from using various words in correspondence with other MPs and the public.

The empire strikes back!

2 comments on “Jacob Rees-Mogg: Use Imperial Measurements And Address Men As Esquire

  1. Isn’t “Esquire” supposed to be a an earned title that isn’t given to everyone? Not sure of its exact use in the UK either current or historical.

    They still use the term “Imperial Measurements” to refer to non-metric units such as Troy, Pounds, Ounces, Grains, Miles, Yards, Picas, Points, Sections, Survey Townships etc?

    Maybe that shouldn’t be surprising. I just found out today that the award “Order of the British Empire” still exists. I had heard of it before, but assumed they would have stopped granting it after most of the colonies were free.

  2. The new Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg has instructed all staff in his new office to use imperial measurements and refer to ‘non-titled males’ as ‘esquire’.

    Well I suppose it is better than oik or pleb.

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