Jacob Rees-Mogg the new Boaty McBoatface

JACOB Rees-Mogg is favourite to be the new Tory leader because Britain votes for whatever is funny, it has confirmed. 

Rees-Mogg, famous as the World’s Fair’s ‘Clockwork Man’, is eight points ahead of his nearest rival thanks to the UK’s newfound joy in fucking shit up for laughs.

Conservative supporter Denys Finch Hatton said: “I just couldn’t resist it.

“Imagine him in his bowler hat at the European Parliament like some dick out of Mary Poppins, lecturing them on fair play while using cricket metaphors.

“I voted for Boaty McBoatface because it was funny that they couldn’t stop me, I voted leave for the same reason and it keeps getting better. That last election was absolutely hilarious.

“Rees-Mogg would give us a uproarious election campaign, a side-splitting Queen’s Speech and shortly afterwards the farcical complete collapse of the Conservative party, like that Only Fools and Horses with the chandelier.

“Rees-Mogg for prime minister! This is even funnier than when I backed Leadsom.”

Labour supporter Stephen Malley said: “To be fair it’s why we chose Corbyn, and that has been absolutely piss-funny.”