Britain’s oldest men turn 111. Can still remember when Rees-Moggs views were normal

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Britain's oldest men turn 111. Can still remember when Rees-Moggs views were normal

Britain’s two oldest men are marking their 111th birthdays. Alf Smith, from St Madoes, Perthshire, and Bob Weighton, from Alton, Hampshire, were both born on 29 March 1908.

Mr Weighton said the world had changed “enormously” in his lifetime

but said he can still remember when Jacob Rees-Mogg’s views were considered normal.

1908 saw the first publication of Robert Baden-Powells Scouting for Boys which would go on to sell over 100 million copies.

And become the mantra of BBC children’s presenters.

The world’s first passenger flight took off on 29th March 1908 from France.

And 111 years later literally tens of UKIP supporters walked from Sunderland to London to ‘show the EU scum that we don’t need their technological advancement.’

Asked about the secret of a long life Mr Smith said, ‘Porridge is helpful. And having a job you enjoy.’

Asked the same question Mr Rees-Mogg said, ‘Champagne, caviar, and a general hatred of the lower classes. Although for plebs I’m sure gruel and a bit of hard labour is equally sufficient.’

Mr Weighton said the world has changed but people have remained the same with the basic concern being ‘can this person be trusted?’

A recent Yougov poll indicated that Rees-Mogg can’t be trusted to ‘tell the truth’, ‘show empathy’, or ‘listen to another opinion’. But the British public can rely on him to ‘protect his own selfish interests’ and ‘fuck things up every time he opens his mouth.’

Mr Weighton described Brexit as ‘a total mess’, following Britain’s failure to leave the European Union on his birthday. ‘My own feeling is that if there were defects, and there were quite obviously defects, we can negotiate on the inside rather than walking off the field with the cricket ball and saying, ‘I’m not playing’.

Rees-Mogg responded, ‘Well it is my ball and I am leaving with it…as long as Parliament can be persuaded to leave with me.’

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