JACOB Rees-Mogg has today revealed that Theresa May’s vocal commitment to ensuring control over UK borders may not, in fact, be so secure after all.
“But as the House of Lords made clear in its report of March 2017, if we left without the withdrawal agreement we didn’t owe any money at all.”
The news came as Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt refused to rule out the Government collapsing if MPs reject Theresa May's Brexit deal and leave Parliament deadlocked.
In a television interview, the Foreign Secretary acknowledged that no one could predict what would happen in the aftermath of a defeat for ministers in the so-called "meaningful vote" on the outcome of the Brussels negotiations to be held in the Commons next month.
Asked directly if the Government could be brought down, he said: “It’s not possible to rule out anything, and that’s why all of us have to say, what do your constituents actually want in this situation, and we have to work out what’s in the national interest, and it’s all about the balance of risks.
"This isn’t a perfect deal for everyone, but does have a lot of what everyone wants.”