By George Stephens • 09 November 2019 • 14:22
Conservative candidate Jacob Rees-Mogg has been criticised for his poppy placement as he campaigned in his constituency.
The Cabinet minister wore a Remembrance poppy near his trousers instead of the usual left lapel, in a move that hundreds of Twitter users have branded “disrespectful”.
Mogg posted a photo of himself on Twitter tweeting “Back on the campaign trail today with an excellent pit stop at Jacarandas in Midsomer Norton.”
One Twitter user commented on the photo, tweeting in reply “Is the crotch the traditional location to show maximum respect?”
Another Twitter user tweeted in reply “Is this for real? I never saw anyone wear a poppy like that, it looks disrespectful.”
Mr Rees-Mogg hasn’t had a good week he also made headlines on Monday when he suggested that Grenfell Tower fire victims should have used “common sense” and ignored fire service guidance not to leave the burning tower block.
On Tuesday, the politician “profoundly” apologised for the remarks, which Grenfell United branded as “beyond disrespectful”.
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