The fantastically eccentric Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has a loyal female following known as the ‘Mogg-ettes’, and his louche style, pocket watch and dapper tailoring are a sight to behold. The Somerset MP’s fame extends to having a fake Twitter account in his name. The parody has fooled many.

‘Initially I thought it was someone opposed to me in principle,’ the Moggster told me the other evening. ‘But they’re actually a very amiable person; very funny.’

And Mogg confessed that the spoof is a blessing in disguise: ‘I can do the whole tweeting thing without actually have to tweet. It’s perfect!’