Haunted hatstand Jacob Rees-Mogg has been forced to issue an apology today after he was snapped drinking mead on the night bus on Tuesday. 

The outspoken Conservative MP and human impersonator stunned fellow night bus passengers by swigging the honey based medieval homebrew from a golden jewelled goblet.

“I was totally shocked by it.” A shocked passenger told The Rochdale Herald. “I thought he only drank the blood of children. To learn that he has a digestive system that can handle normal human beverages is a real shock. It’s shocking.”

“Apparently it’s only illegal to drink alcohol on a bus if you’re poor, black, poor and black or Diane Abbott so as far as the law is concerned he should be fine.”

Quentin D Fortesqueue is a founding editor of The Rochdale Herald. Part time amateur narcissist and full time satirist Quentin is never happier than when playing his lute and drinking a full bodied Bordeaux. He rarely plays the lute and never gets to drink Bordeaux.