William Rees-Mogg was a posh-enough journalist of sufficient distinction to be ennobled at the age of 60. But he was not an aristocrat. Jacob Rees-Mogg is a character act.
I am all for banning "meet with" and "not for for purpose". But Rees-Mogg is trying to ban subclauses, which is horrifying.
As for imperial measurements, rejoice that Britain is the only country in the world that would not have collapsed nearly 50 years after it had started to teach in schools an entirely different system from the one that was used in ordinary life.
But it did do that. We can all give our height in the old system, or weigh potatoes in it, although I for one would pay good money to see Rees-Mogg weigh potatoes. Someone, however, needs to test the 50-year-old Rees-Mogg's precise knowledge of these things at any level higher than that. It will be pretty scanty.