23 Jan 2019

Rees-Mogg suggests suspending Parliament if MPs ‘delay’ Brexit

Political Editor

The leader of the pro-Brexit faction of Conservative MPs has given an uncompromising message to Theresa May as she hunts for a way to salvage her deal. Jacob Rees-Mogg said that she would only get his support if the Northern Ireland backstop was taken out of the Withdrawal Agreement.

He even suggested that Theresa May should prorogue parliament until Brexit day on 29 March to prevent¬†Remainers¬†from delaying the UK’s departure – now due in 65 days.