WATCH: The moment Jacob Rees-Mogg was told to "sit up" in the House of Commons 5 months ago

WATCH: The moment Jacob Rees-Mogg was told to "sit up" in the House of Commons

An absolutely bizarre moment.

Tuesday night saw MPs in the UK vote to take control of House of Commons in an effort to avoid a no-deal Brexit.

The motion was passed by 328 - 301, with a majority of 27.

And despite this being a major development in the world of Brexit, another moment from the madness in the House of Commons on Tuesday night was an even bigger talking point.

We're talking, course, about the ridiculous behaviour of Jacob Rees-Mogg, the current Leader of the House of Commons, who treated a House of Commons bench like a couch in his sitting room and became the focus of a multitude of internet memes in the process.

Rees-Mogg had to be told to stop lying down, spread across three seats, during the debate.

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas told Mr Rees-Mogg his body language was "so contemptuous of this house and of the people".

She continued: "For the benefit of Hansard, the Leader of the House has been spread across around three seats, lying out as if that was something very boring for him to listen to tonight."

A number of other MPs then joined in, telling Rees-Mogg to sit up straight.

You can take a look at that exact moment here:


Earlier in the evening, Rees-Mogg saw fit to criticise famed Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell of all people, saying: "The approach taken today is the most unconstitutional use of this House since the days of Charles Stewart Parnell when he tried to bung up parliament."