“Years ago I appeared on Newsnight with Jacob Rees-Mogg and we had a little barney – I think I accused him of being both a snob and a nob, and he, taking umbrage, asked me to explain what defined these derogatory appellations. I think I told him that it all basically came down to cufflinks; that in the great index of social classification – inscribed up there on a Laputa-like cloudly domain – the wearing of cufflinks really marked a man off as a snob and a nob.
“Years later I don’t really stand by the cufflink classification – I’ve acquired a pair of my own, although they don’t really fit; I do, however, stand by my estimation of Rees-Mogg, who’s made the headlines again this week with another of his egregious slurs against the left, damning us all as ‘socialist Yahoos‘.
“Clearly at whichever charitable foundation of a fee-paying school Rees-Mogg attended, they didn’t give their pupils much of a grounding in Swift’s oeuvre …”
Read the rest of Will Self’s piece on Jacob Rees-Mogg’s egregious slur at Cif here.