Jacob Rees-Mogg is being roasted for his comments about Theresa May winning the confidence vote

Louis Staples
Thursday 13 December 2018 09:45
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Brexit means… Well, no one really knows anymore, do they?

But beyond the single market, customs union and even backstops, one thing that is guaranteed is politicians on both sides making ludicrous claims about the other.

Today it is millionaire aristocrat-turned-MP Jacob Rees-Mogg’s turn to say something bizarre. After two years of listening to the pro-Brexit MP describe the 2016 result, where 52 per cent of voters voted to leave the EU, as “resounding” and “decisive”, he’s now changed his tune on numbers.

Well, sort of. After prime minister Theresa May survived a vote of no confidence in her leadership, receiving the backing of 63 per cent of Conservative MPs, Rees-Mogg isn’t convinced this is a big enough margin.

Speaking to the BBC, he said that May should make an appointment with the Queen and resign, despite winning over 60 per cent of the vote.

Of course, given Rees-Mogg’s repeated refusal to support a second referendum on EU membership or the final deal, saying the far closer margin is decisive, his previous comments are coming back to haunt him.

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