The Conservative MP for North East Somerset Jacob Rees-Mogg has just admitted that the United Kingdom could actually leave the European Union BEFORE the transitional period commences.
According to the politician who has long championed the idea of a Hard Brexit (even to the extent of there being no deal and no payment to Brussels), the March 2019 deadline is exactly that – a deadline.
As far as he is concerned, the arbitrary date at the end of March is simply in place as a leaving date if no deal has been agreed.
He feels that as a nation we could actually walk away and leave sooner, provided that it is in our best interests.
Those two words once again, BEST INTERESTS! He seems to be the only politician who is interested in playing hard ball to ensure that the United Kingdom emerges from this period stronger than ever.
According to a report in The Express, he said:
“The Article 50 process, the two-year timeframe is a deadline.
“It’s not the point in which we necessarily leave. It’s the point in which we leave in the event that no deal has been reached beforehand.
“It is perfectly possible, should the negotiations go well, for an earlier date to be agreed.”
How refreshing it is to finally hear someone speak up and stand up for our nation’s best interests in this manner!
While it seems like everyone else who is involved in the negotiation process is falling over each other to give in to Brussels every demand and whim, JRM is insisting that it doesn’t have to be this way.
All this talk of transitional periods and financial settlements has ultimately weakened our position, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the next political earthquake in Westminster ended with Mr Rees-Mogg being thrust forward to the frontline both domestically and internationally.
Jacob Rees-Mogg blasts awful Brexit deal on Newsnight and it’s spectacular to watch
Jacob Rees-Mogg has ruled that the UK would be “very unwise” to accept being “a colony of the EU” during the transition period after Brexit from 2019 to 2021.
The Conservative backbencher recently warned the Prime Minister that her red lines may be turning pink when negotiating with the EU.
In an interview with Newsnight, Jacob Rees-Mogg said: “We cannot be a colony of the EU for two years from 2019 to 2021, accepting new laws that are made without any say so of the British people or Parliament or Government.”
He went on to add: “That is not leaving the EU, that is being a vassal state of the EU and I would be very surprised if that is Government policy.”
The Brexiteer said: “I am always applauding Mrs May, I think she is an excellent Prime Minister, giving clear leadership over Brexit.”
He added: “the British Government would be very unwise to accept” the EU’s intention that “in the transition period we will be bound by the single market, the European Court and the acquis.”
Mr Rees-Mogg went on to say: “It has not been agreed as far as I am aware by the British Government and it would be a ridiculous situation to be in.”
“The Prime Minister has consistently said that she is in favour of an implementation which means we leave in March 2019 and that the consequences of leaving are implemented.
“The transition which the EU is offering means that we are effectively still in the EU for the following two years.”
Jacob is once again spot on!
This man needs to be Prime Minister!
Polls show that Theresa May is FINISHED, with Jacob Rees-Mogg set to lead Britain into Brexit
Opinion polls within the last few days show that not only is Theresa May effectively ‘finished’ as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, but also that Jacob-Rees Mogg is the favourite within the Conservative Party to take control of the party and lead Britain into Brexit.
As someone who has repeatedly said that ‘no deal’ would be far better than a ‘bad deal,’ Rees-Mogg could well be exactly what this country needs to pull itself out of the mess that it currently finds itself in.
After all, it has now become perfectly clear that Mrs May is pushing us far closer to a ‘bad deal’ than ever before.
A poll that has been covered on Russia Today shows that 59% of those asked in the British public said that they were ‘dissatisfied’ with Theresa May’s leadership, and in the same poll it is also worth noting that around half still believed that the Conservative Party were the right choice to remain in government.
When combining this with another recent poll of Conservative Party members that stated that Jacob Rees-Mogg was the preferred named choice (the highest total was for ‘none of the above’ out of the list of choices), it has never looked more likely that Jacob Rees-Mogg will ‘step up’ in the near future.
Surely Mrs May’s closest allies in the Cabinet and the wider government are on their verge of losing patience. At what point does it become more practical to say ‘sod it’ and go down the ‘no deal’ route?
It is clear that Jacob Rees-Mogg wouldn’t hesitate to do what is best for Britain, while at the same time we have Theresa May seemingly trying to do a deal at any cost.