The National:

JACOB Rees-Mogg is a man of principle.

He remains steadfast in his commitment to dressing like it’s the 1930s; he is fiercely loyal to whichever Tory leadership candidate best serves his interests; and he is consistently willing to adopt contradictory viewpoints on Brexit at the drop of a top hat.

His latest bout of hypocrisy did not escape the attention of Scotland’s First Minister.

Rees-Mogg spoke out after it was revealed Theresa May had written to the European Council to request a Brexit extension until June 30.

READ MORE: Theresa May asks for Article 50 extension until June 30

In a message which attacked French president Emmanuel Macron’s pro-EU approach, the Tory tweeted: “If a long extension leaves us stuck in the EU we should be as difficult as possible. We could veto any increase in the budget, obstruct the putative EU army and block Mr Macron’s integrationist schemes.”

For many onlookers, it seemed strange for a man who has previously accused the EU of being a “mafia-style organisation”, which is trying to “kneecap” the UK, to promote such an aggressive strategy.

Handily, Nicola Sturgeon was on hand to help Rees-Mogg remember exactly who the goodies and baddies were in this sorry Brexit mess.

“How strange – isn’t this the same guy who said the UK had no power to do any of these things in the EU and that’s why we had to leave,” the First Minister tweeted.

Daily Record Westminster editor Torcuil Crichton commended Sturgeon's response.

But the First Minister wasn't the only one to get in on the act ...

It seems the kneecapping expert forgot to stick to his guns.