The leader of the House of Commons discussed many different issues on both Brexit and the suspension of parliament and didn't exactly pass with flying colours.
On the sensitive issue of EU nationals receiving a 'settled status,' Rees-Mogg claimed that at least a million people from the EU who are currently living in the UK.
This is in relation to a caller who cited an Observerarticle that reported that 42 per cent of EU citizens who applied for settled status in July were rejected.
In reply Rees-Mogg said:
A million people have got settled status. Thousands of people are getting it every day.
The application is very straight-forward and is there to be as easy for people to use as possible but people still have to fill in the application form correctly.
A million people have already got it and I consider that a success and I'm afraid I don't view the Observer as holy write.
Rees-Mogg's false claim was soon called out on Twitter by Amelia Gentleman, the journalist who wrote the article, who pointed out that a million people do have 'some form of status' but only 64 per cent have settled status.
Rees-Mogg gets his figures wrong on LBC. Says a million EU nationals have got settled status - this is wrong.
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