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Populist Britain goes gaga over unabashed elitist

Rees-Mogg, who takes a hard line on Britain's departure from the European Union and on abortion, has been one of British politics' favourite eccentrics for years and is now being talked up as a possible Conservative Party leader.


ON a recent afternoon, when the very tall, very thin British lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg rose from the bench where he had been reclining, his fellow members of Parliament perked up, confident that what followed would be amusing.

What upper-crust kookiness would it be this time...

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