Jacob Rees-Mogg was paid in Champagne for giving an after-dinner speech, it has emerged.
The Tory Brexiteer was invited to speak at an event hosted by Global Media, which owns a string of radio stations including LBC.
It was revealed in the latest update of the Register of MPs Interests, published today.
According to the entry, Mr Rees-Mogg was paid for speaking at the dinner on February 6 with 12 bottles of Champagne.
In total the posh bubbly came to a value of £323.52 – almost £27 a bottle.
It’s possible Mr Rees-Mogg was running low on Bolly after Brexit-backing colleagues raided his fridge.
Two weeks before the dinner, Mr Rees-Mogg infamously celebrated the demise of Theresa May’s Brexit deal with a Champagne party at his £5.6 million Westminster townhouse.
He triumphantly swilled glasses of Bollinger alongside fellow Brexiteers Boris Johnson and John Redwood.
But as the evening wore on, the backbench MP left his guests to enjoy his hospitality as he gave TV interviews nearby.
Mr Rees-Mogg’s absence triggered comparisons with Jay Gastby, the character from novel The Great Gatsby who throws lavish parties but stays mysteriously out of view.