Brian Cox had the best response to Jacob Rees-Mogg ‘vetting’ guest speakers

Over on Twitter FT journalist Katie Martin shared the news that one government ministry was checking the social media accounts of guest speakers just in case they’ve ever – gasp! – criticised the government.

The new rules – overseen by Cabinet Office minister Jacob Rees-Mogg – will see outside guests taking part in ‘learning and development’ events vetted for anything they said over a 5-year period.

Just in case that’s tricky to read, here is the key quote highlighted by @katie_martin_fx.

And while it prompted no shortage of totally on-point replies …

… the best surely went to the great Brian Cox.


And finally, while we’re here, this is what LBC’s James O’Brien made of it.


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