JACOB Rees-Mogg has issued his response to Theresa May suffering a mammoth defeat in tonight’s vote on her Brexit deal, losing by 230 votes, and laid out how a no deal is still possible.
Jacob Rees-Mogg pointed out that a no-deal Brexit “cannot challenge the law” passed by Parliament, of leaving without a deal if a no deal was agreed. Giving his reaction to the results of the vote on Theresa May’s deal, which was rejected by a shocking 230 votes, Mr Rees-Mogg told Channel 4 News: “Parliament passed with an overwhelming majority the Article 50 act to begin a two year process. It passed the withdrawal act, both of these in the knowledge that if no deal was agreed we would leave without a deal. An indicative vote cannot challenge the law which was passed by Parliament. The Government should respect the law, Parliament has the means to legislate, if it hasn’t legislated, the law it passed what if the withdrawal act was passed in June of last year.
“Most of the MP’s saying we can’t leave without a deal actually voted for a law that provides for us to leave without a deal.
“And not, if I may say so, crashing out which is a politically prejudicial term.”
Mrs May was left reeling after being handed a devastating blow after MPs rejected her Brexit divorce deal by a record-breaking margin of 230 votes.
The scale of the defeat – 432 votes to 202 – sparked Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to table a motion of no confidence in Mrs May’s Government.
Speaking immediately afterwards, Mrs May said: "The House has spoken. It's clear that the House does not support this deal.