Jacob Rees-Mogg is “very concerned” delaying Brexit would allow “Tommy Robinson to win the European elections”. “I don’t think a new Farage Party will be where the votes go.” Plus: his view on May and Corbyn’s letters, and Tusk’s “confused” theology.
“The backstop has to go” – Jacob Rees-Mogg lays out his red lines on amendments to the Brexit deal. He explains why the ERG is “not a fourth party”, all voting the same way. Plus: does the Queen listen to the Moggcast?
“I will support the Prime Minister…personally, though not every element of the policy.” Why Rees-Mogg will back the Government in a confidence vote. But if they lose, he expects British fair play would lead the Queen to send for Corbyn.
Beware “ridiculously inflated” rebellion predictions, Jacob Rees-Mogg warns – the deal vote “will be close”. His thoughts on Carney’s “improper” rule at the Bank of England. Plus: becoming the subject of a book.
“Tory MPs need to think…do they want Theresa May leading us into the next election?” Rees-Mogg admits: “I don’t know if we will get the 48 letters this week or next week.” Plus: what May could have done to prevent him writing a letter.