Jacob Rees-Mogg has stunningly slammed MP’s and gave them a very strong warning over their attempts to delay or prevent the UK withdrawing from the European Union. It comes as amendments have been tabled to halt Brexit if the transitional agreement is not voted through Parliament. Labour’s Yvette Cooper is trying to secure time for a Bill that would delay Brexit by nine months if a deal has not been signed off by February 26.
Mr Rees-Mogg said that everyone wanted a deal to leave “in the best possible way” but that he was on alert for “meaningless soft soap”. He added: “If the only way to get it is by reopening the text, that is what they will have to do. This is ‘realpolitik’. If they do that then people like me will consider what is done.”
There is continued talk that remain MP’s could use powers to stop Brexit and bring about a second referendum. Mr Mogg declared: “I hope it will not be necessary for Her Majesty’s stay at Sandringham to be interrupted for her in person to prorogue Parliament.” This is in reference to the Queen being potentially called in to dismiss remainers amendments to make way for a delay in Brexit or stopping it altogether.