Jacob Rees-Mogg issues style guide

Paul Brand at ITV News reports:

The new Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg has instructed all staff in his new office to use imperial measurements and refer to ‘non-titled males’ as ‘esquire’. Issuing a style guide in the first week of his job, he also bans colleagues from using various words in correspondence with other MPs and the public.

  1. Organizations are SINGULAR
  2. All non-titled males — Esq.
  3. There is no . after Miss or Ms
  4. M.P.s — There is no need to write M.P. after their name in body of text
  5. Male M.P.s (non-privy councillors) — in the address they should have Esq. before M.P. (e.g., Tobias Ellwood, Esq., M.P.)
  6. Double space after fullstops
  7. No comma after ‘and’
  8.  CHECK your work
  9. Use imperial measurements

He also bans the words very, ongoing, hopefully, and yourself.

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