Aristocratic Tory MP Jacob Rees Mogg has said he hopes to visit the Barras – to pick up some tat.

The giant flea market in Glasgow’s East End is celebrating its centenary and is known for selling a vast array of bric-a-brac, as well as antiques.

It also has its own tarot reader and was featured last year in US Vogue.

Responding to a Twitter video of SNP MP Alison Thewliss speaking about the Barras and saying anything could be bought 'from a needle to an anchor', Mr Rees-Mogg wrote: “Next time I am in the market for an anchor I know where to go.”

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Speaking in Parliament, the North East Somerset MP said: “May I commend the market on its 100th anniversary, and its ability to provide everything you could possibly need to buy.

“Everything from a needle to an anchor – probably more popular demand for needles than anchors but nonetheless useful to be able to get an anchor.”

He describe the Barras as “admirable” and said it would be “beneficial” for MPs to be more widely informed about it.