Jacob Rees-Mogg owns himself after warning about rise of 'right-wing extremism' if Brexit is delayed

Greg Evans
Thursday 28 February 2019 11:45
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Prominent Tory MP and ardent Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg have made many statements in the last few months about the benefits of leaving the EU, no matter what deal is agreed.

The 49-year-old has made a variety of suggestions including suspending the Commons to ensure a no-deal and that 'no-deal was better than a bad deal.'

Now Rees-Mogg is claiming that if the 2016 referendum result is overturned and MPs 'defy democracy' it will result in the rise of 'right-wing extremism.'

Speaking at his sold-out Spectator event at the London Palladium on Tuesday night, Rees-Mogg warned that any attempt to stay in the EU would result in a victory for the likes of Tommy Robinson.

If we try to stay and we stay beyond the European elections, there will only be one winner from that, and that would be Tommy Robinson.

Rees-Mogg shared an article from the Telegraph covering the quote and people were quick to point out something from Rees-Mogg's past which would contradict his opposition to the rise of right-wing extremism.

Rees-Mogg is reported to have met with Steve Bannon, Donald Trump's former advisor and founding member of Breitbart News, in December 2017 to discuss the advancement of the conservative movement in the UK.

In the past, Bannon has praised the far right movement in Europe and has called Tommy Robinson the 'backbone of Britain.' He is also a known associate on Nigel Farage.

Not everyone admonished Rees-Mogg for his ties to Bannon but condemnation for the Tory was vast and unforgiving, with some bringing up his recent defence of concentration camps in the Boer War.

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