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Watch: Jacob Rees-Mogg’s withering verdict on May’s Brexit deal

15 November 2018

11:45 AM

15 November 2018

11:45 AM

Only a handful of MPs have spoken up in support of Theresa May’s Brexit deal in the Commons. But the criticism from a certain Tory backbencher will worry her more than most. Jacob Rees-Mogg took to his feet in the Commons to ask why he shouldn’t now hand in a letter of no confidence in the Prime Minister. Here’s what he said:

‘My right honourable friend – and she is unquestionably honourable – said we would leave the customs union. Annex two says otherwise. My right honourable friend said that she would maintain the integrity of the United Kingdom. A whole protocol says otherwise. My right honourable friend said that we would be out of the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. Article 174 says otherwise. As what my right honourable friend says, and what my right honourable friend does no longer match, should I not write to my right honourable friend the member for Altrincham and sale West?’

Mr S couldn’t help but notice who was sitting behind Rees-Mogg as he delivered his withering verdict: Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 committee…


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