JACOB REES-MOGG launched a scathing attack on MPs plotting to “stop Brexit” after the Prime Minister offered Parliamentarians crucial votes if her deal is rejected in March

Conservative MP for North East Somerset, Jacob Rees-Mogg, has attacked MPs plotting to “stop Brexit” through the extension of Article 50. On Tuesday the Prime Minister announced in the House of Commons that if her Brexit deal is rejected, MPs will be offered two separate votes by March 13 on whether the UK leaves with no deal or delays Brexit beyond March 29. Speaking on Sky News, Mr Rees-Mogg said: “Having listened to the Prime Minister’s statement, what she is effectively saying is that the House of Commons will have the opportunity to move the date of exit from March 29 to June 30.

“But, there is no evidence that a new deal can be agreed that would be acceptable to Parliament in that period.

“So, the cliff-edge, if that is the term that people want to use, has merely been moved back and there is no willingness to move beyond the new European Parliament forming.”

He added: “It doesn’t offer Parliament very much and people who want delay really have to think about what do they want a delay for.

“But, if Brexit were to be delayed to change the backstop to the Malthouse Compromise, that would be positive and to allow legislation to get through, that again would be perfectly acceptable.

“If it is being delayed, which is my suspicion, as a plot to stop Brexit altogether, then I think that would be the most grievous error that politicians could commit.

“It would be overthrowing a referendum result, two general election results, one to call for a referendum, one to endorse the referendum. And it would undermine our democracy.”

Delivering a statement in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister announced that MPs will get to vote on a Brexit no deal and a Brexit delay if her withdrawal agreement is rejected in March.


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