Outside of the Tory party, he’s most famous as the one with ‘no pretence to be a modern man at all’.
A father of six who boasts of never changing a nappy, the ‘young fogey’ has a reputation as quite the eccentric.
But could that eccentricity take him all the way to Downing Street?
The arch-Brexiteer has apparently been speaking privately about the possibility of aiming for the top job of the Conservatives.
His friend Ted Malloch, an Anglo-US academic, said: ‘I was at a lunch with Jacob very recently and he indicated he would like to be considered for the leadership when the time comes.’