Jacob Rees-Mogg the prominent Brexit MP has again slammed Prime Minister Theresa May in a furious attack he demanded that ‘Theresa May must go” because her Brexit plan would “bring down the Government”.
Mr Rees-Mogg told how the Conservative party would no longer
“tolerate” Mrs May’s Brexit plan.
In a joint statement, the chairman of the European Research Group Mr Rees-Mogg and his deputy Steve Baker said: “Theresa May’s plan would bring down the Government if carried forward. But our party will rightly not tolerate it. Conservatives must now answer whether they wish to draw ever closer to an election under Mrs May’s leadership. “In the national interest, she must go.”
“SHE NEVER SHOULD HAVE ACCEPTED THE STRUCTURE OF THE NEGOTIATIONS SET OUT BY THE EUROPEAN UNION – THAT WE HAD TO NEGOTIATE SOME THINGS FIRST.
WE HAVE ALLOWED THE EUROPEAN UNION TO SAY IT CAN’T DISCUSS THE FUTURE ARRANGEMENTS AND THEN HAVE AGREED TO A BACKSTOP.
BUT THE BACKSTOP IS A FUTURE ARRANGEMENT, WHICH APPARENTLY YOU CAN’T AGREE TO.
SO, WE HAVE ALLOWED THE EUROPEAN UNION TO RUN RINGS AROUND US.”Jacob Rees-Mogg MP
Mr Rees-Mogg then lashed out at the Prime Minister He said: “The Prime Minister is a
Mr Rees-Mogg has urged Theresa May to “see the Queen urgently and resign”, in what he believes is a “terrible result” for the Prime Minister. Despite “accepting” that Mrs May has won the no confidence vote, the Brexiteer MP believes she “clearly does not have the confidence of the House of Commons”.
The Brexiteer MP argued: “It’s a terrible result for the Prime Minister, it really is. But think of this, about half the parliamentary party is either in Government, a PPS or a trade envoy, so it’s in the pay of the Prime Minister one way or another. Out of the remaining 160 or 170, 117 voted against her because you have to assume the payroll would vote for their boss.Related articles
“If you’re not getting your payroll to vote for you, anyone who’s on the payroll who didn’t vote for her should have resigned, and nobody’s resigned so you’ve got to assume the payroll’s voted for her.
“This is 117 out of 160, 170, this is a terrible result for the Prime Minister.”
He added: “Of course I accept this result, but the Prime Minister must realise that under constitutional norms, she ought to go and see the Queen urgently and resign.
“Constitutionally, if a Prime Minister cannot get their business through the House of Commons, and on Monday the Prime Minister stood up and said she was going to lose so heavily that she wasn’t even going to present the vote, and then discovers that the overwhelming majority of her party backbenchers and her non-paid backers have voted against her.
“She clearly doesn’t have the confidence of the House of Commons, she should make way for somebody who does.”
In another interview Mr Rees Mogg took a dig at Chancellor Philip Hammond.
The Brexiteer MP told Sky News: “Her Chancellor said this morning that the people voting against her are extremists. That means she’s got 117 extremists in her party. That’s not a great position for her to be in is it.
“I think it indicates the misjudgement of this by Downing Street, both 10 and 11, the misunderstanding of the mood in the country and within the party, and their failure to understand where the county is, what the country expects in terms of delivering Brexit.
“It means that somebody else ought to try and deliver a Brexit, because the Prime Minister is not succeeding and this vote shows that.”