A CIVIL service co-worker has visited Jacob Rees-Mogg’s desk while he was absent and left him a little message.
Following reports of the Cabinet minister leaving notes reading ‘sorry you were out when I visited’ notes on Whitehall desks, a colleague popped over to see the minister for Brexit opportunities and government efficiency to find him not present.
The anonymous civil servant said: “What an irony it was for me that Rees-Mogg wasn’t at his desk, probably because he was out visiting the empty desks of others. And what an opportunity.
“Sadly I hadn’t brought a pre-printed notice with the governmental crest and my full job title with me, unlike him. In fact I didn’t even have a pen and paper. So I had to improvise.
“Quickly I hit on a way of leaving a message that would tell him I’d been at his desk and my feelings toward him swiftly, efficiently and without room for misunderstanding.
“I climbed aboard his leather-topped desk and authored my communication. Unfortunately there’s no way he’ll know who it’s from, because so many of us feel the same, but I trust there’s no doubt as to its meaning.”
Rees-Mogg said: “What’s this on my desk..? Oh ho ho. Looks like Boris has been by. That Old Etonian sense of humour is unmistakable.”