"There is a lot in the legislative pipeline that will deliver a Brexit dividend whether this is the Procurement Bill, services reform, gene editing. The Bill for freeports has almost completed its passage," he told the Express.
“Much was being done and perhaps people didn’t know how much was being done and part of my role is to be a loud hailer for it.”
Given it’s already been a whole six years since the referendum, social media users seemed pretty sceptical about the claim the "wins" were right around the corner.
He\u2019s just told Parliament the NHS has already been given the \u00a3350m a week Brexit dividend promised! He really does think we are all thickhttps://twitter.com/jacob_rees_mogg/status/1492824259483381767\u00a0\u2026
If only we could rely on the wisdom of politicians\u2026..https://twitter.com/Jacob_Rees_Mogg/status/1492824259483381767\u00a0\u2026
— \u2665Kate & George ...by the sea\u2665 (@\u2665Kate & George ...by the sea\u2665)
Footnote: the UK has left the EU two years ago and has voted to leave the EU nearly six years ago. Are they going ever to move on?https://twitter.com/jacob_rees_mogg/status/1492824259483381767\u00a0\u2026
I haven't followed the news much since 2016 so I assume that we have everything that was promised? \n- Cheaper food\n- Cheaper electricity and gas \n- Reduced taxation\n- Minimal trade bureaucracy\n- No change to Irish border\n- \u00a3350 million a week to NHS\n- USA trade deal\n- Brexit 50phttps://twitter.com/Jacob_Rees_Mogg/status/1492824259483381767\u00a0\u2026
Speaking in the same interview, Rees-Mogg said: “It will be impossible to go back because our economy will be so transformed that firstly nobody would want to and secondly the EU would look at us in horror because we would not be following all their petty rules.”
He also said: “My feet are being held to the fire on what I have always said politically.”
It was recently announced that Boris Johnson moved his cabinet around to strengthen his position following partygate, making Rees-Mogg the minister for Brexit opportunities.
He moves from leader of the Commons to the new position, while Chief whip Mark Spencer has been moved to Rees-Mogg’s former role.
Rees-Mogg is the first minister to have a role devoted to Brexit since David Frost resigned from the post of Chief Negotiator of Task Force Europe in December.
Have your say in our news democracy. Click the upvote icon at the top of the page to help raise this article through the indy100 rankings.