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Watch: Jacob Rees-Mogg rebukes reporter over Brexit ‘coup’

The Brexit bunch’s bid to oust Theresa May has fallen rather flat, at least for the time being. Having failed to muster enough letters to force a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister, the European Research Group now appears to be desperately backtracking. Jacob Rees-Mogg, who enjoyed the limelight at an impromptu press conference outside Parliament last week when a vote appeared to be imminent, seemed somewhat more shy this morning when he was asked about the attempt to bring down the PM – rebuking a reporter for calling it a ‘coup’:

‘Coup is entirely the wrong word. Indeed it is a rather silly word. This overegged language is rather damaging to political debate.’

Mr S thinks that ‘democratic process within the Conservative party’ doesn’t have quite the same ring about it as ‘coup’…

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