Jacob Rees-Mogg claimed the UK could obstruct EU policies as a Brexit protest and people are calling out the irony

Greg Evans
Friday 05 April 2019 12:00
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Jacob Rees-Mogg isn't as bad at Twitter as the likes of Donald Trump or Nigel Farage, but he has an uncanny ability of completely owning himself on the platform.

In a reaction to the potential of the UK having to go through with a long extension to the Brexit process, Rees-Mogg called on his peers and cohorts to be as 'difficult as possible' and obstruct and veto any policies or schemes that they come up with.

At the very moment when he wrote that tweet, Rees-Mogg probably thought that he was getting one over on the EU and really 'sticking it to the libs' with this statement.

Unfortunately for Rees-Mogg, this little tweet was a perfect example of the UK wielding some sort of power within the EU, something Ress-Mogg and his Brexiteer buddies have claimed that the UK can't do.

To say that the takedown of Rees-Mogg's tweet was swift and brutal would be a bit of an understatement.

It truly was relentless.

Even some politicians took Rees-Mogg to task.

And Guy Verhofstadt, the EU's Brexit coordinator, piled in.

An EU spokesperson also added that the MP for North East Somerset is basically irrelevant when it comes to Brexit.

 This gentleman is not our interlocutor and I would say then that the principle of sincere cooperation does apply, as prime minister May herself makes clear in her letter.

I would also say that this is a hypothetical question because it supposes, or presupposed an extension, which is yet to be seen by our leaders.

HT The Poke

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