Jacob Rees-Mogg: his book on 12 Victorians   is described  as “a dozen clumsily written pompous schoolboy compositions”. Photograph: Bloomberg

Let’s hope that Jacob Rees-Mogg is keeping his chin – such as it is – up after last week’s critical reaction to his new book. The archest of arch-Brex(...)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: the MP is often referred to as the honourable member for the 18th century, ‘a nod to those funny clothes he wears, along with pretending not to know’ any pop songs.  Photograph: Colin McPherson/Corbis/Getty

Adoring colleagues on the right of the British Conservative Party hang on Jacob Rees-Mogg’s every word in the House of Commons, considering him one of(...)