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Jacob Rees-Mogg names the TWO cabinet ministers ‘doing their best to frustrate Brexit’

July 3, 2018 11:36 AM
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Jacob Rees-Mogg names the TWO cabinet ministers ‘doing their best to frustrate Brexit’

BREXITEER backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg has named the two key cabinet figures he claims are working to "undermine and frustrate" Brexit - a day after coming under fire for his message to Theresa May.

Jacob Rees-Mogg has revealed the two most vocal figures in the cabinet who are "briefing against the Prime Minister" and trying to frustrate Brexit.

The Brexiteer backbench, who heads up the European Research Group, claimed Greg Clark and the Treasury, led by Phillip Hammond, were trying to "water down" Brexit.

This comes a day after Mr Rees-Mogg drew controversy for saying the government could collapse if the Prime Minister did not deliver on what she promised.

The intervention sparked a backlash from his own party colleagues, including Tory MP Sir Nicolas Soames who tweeted that Mr Rees-Mogg should “shut up” and “put a sock on it”.

Speaking with Julia Hartley-Brewer on talkRadio, Mr Rees-Mogg denied that he was trying to blackmail the Prime Minister - insisting he was wholeheartedly behind her.

"The Conservative party put forward a platform to the electorate a year ago and it should deliver on it and that’s coming out of the customs union, out of the single market and out of the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.

Instead, Mr Rees-Mogg went after Mr Clark and Mr Hammond as the two key voices in the Brexit trying to thwart what he sees as a true departure from the EU.

Business Secretary and cabinet minister Greg Clark has become increasingly vocal against a hard Brexit.

He recently defended Airbus after the airline company warned it could pull out of the UK in the event of a no deal Brexit.

Mr Rees-Mogg said: "Some members of the cabinet are consistently briefing against her and trying to undermine what she is trying to do.


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