The Conservative MP and Champion of Brexit Jacob Rees-Mogg has stepped up and SLAMMED a Brussels plan to punish the United Kingdom with a Brexit deal that restricts access to the Single Market during any sort of Brexit transition period.
The petty plot would also involve imposing high trade tariffs, and JRM has pointed out that it is simply something that our country’s government should refuse to accept.
We just hope that those negotiating our exit in Brussels have the backbone to make the same point, or simply just walk away.
According to Sky News:
Theresa May’s chief Brexit tormentor, Jacob Rees-Mogg, has stepped up his pressure on the Prime Minister after claims the EU plans to punish the UK during a transition period.
According to an incendiary threat contained in a leaked Brussels document, the EU wants the power to restrict the UK’s access to the single market during a transition period and impose big trade tariffs.
The five-page document is a draft treaty circulated in advance of EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier’s whistle-stop tour of all the 27 remaining EU countries.
But Mr Rees-Mogg, speaking on the eve of the first of two crucial meetings of the so-called ‘Brexit war cabinet’ of senior ministers, told Sky News: “It’s not something we could accept.”
And Brexit campaigners claimed that if the EU refused to back down on its latest threat, then Brexit Secretary David Davis should walk away from negotiations and insist on a “no-deal” Brexit.
Even pro-Remain MPs hit out at the proposal, with leading Labour MP Chuka Umunna claiming a transition period was beginning to look “less like building a bridge and more like being made to walk the plank”.
Why does it seem that Jacob Rees-Mogg is the only prominent Conservative MP who is ever prepared to stand up and call out the Brussels top brass for this ridiculous behaviour.
Rees-Mogg is a member of the serving government party of Britain, but all his colleagues ever seem to mention is that we are ‘working towards this’ and ‘negotiating that.’
Our reward for constantly giving signals that we are willing to thrash out a Brexit deal with Barnier and co? Leaked EU documents showing that they are secretly planning to give the UK the shafting to end all shaftings.
No wonder there are more and more people calling for Rees-Mogg to be given the big seat with every passing day!
While he is trying to stand up for our nation’s interests and show that the United Kingdom is more than capable of standing on its own two feet, his opponents try to shout him down by pointing out that he is an ‘old fashioned, nasty Tory,’ and these same fools are also totally unwilling to direct their anger at the European Union’s negotiating team whose underhand tactic have now been painfully exposed.
If the militant, short-sighted ‘Tories Is Bad Brigade’ actually devoted their time and efforts towards the real enemy, as in those within the European Union’s elite level who are looking to punish our country, Brussels might actually get the message that Britain has the power to just walk away and smash them right where it hurts – in the balance sheet!