Speaking of gobshites Lord Rees-Mogg dies. From earlier, his memoirs are reviewed:
Nor am I wholly convinced that Rees-Mogg is quite the harmless old buffer of his own self-portrait. In one of his entertaining memoirs, Simon Raven describes the panic Rees-Mogg created at Charterhouse when he spread the rumour that masturbation caused syphilis in a priggish attempt to stamp out solitary vice.
And when it occured to him that these people will believe anything, his course was set.