The MP for Somerset North, a vocal critic of Theresa May and the EU, has been known to express himself in a more flamboyant manner than others.

Despite being younger than Kylie Minogue and the same age as J-Lo, Rees-Mogg has a more old school method of calling out his foes.

Taking to Twitter, he has criticised May’s handling of Brexit in Latin, because there’s no irony in using a European language to discuss Brexit.

Jacob Rees-Mogg tried to take down Theresa May in Latin and people are brutally mocking him
How Jacob Rees-Mogg tried to take down Theresa May in Latin and why the public are brutally mocking him

The line is from Catullus 101, a poem written by the Roman poet Gaius Valerius Catullus. It is addressed to Catullus’ dead brother. The tone is grief-stricken, with Catullus trying to give the best gift he had to bestow (a poem) on his brother, who died prematurely. The last words, “Hail and Farewell” (ave atque vale) roughly translate as “I salute you…and goodbye”.

Of course, given Rees-Mogg’s polarising status and the unorthodox manner of the tweet, people wasted no time mocking him.

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