WATCH: Jacob Rees-Mogg BLASTS Treasury’s ‘insane’ Brexit forecast


Conservative backbencher, Jacob Rees-Mogg voiced his anger at the treasuries awful Brexit stance and negative predictions which have not come to light.

Appearing on Question Time Mr Rees-Mogg said: “This is such an opportunity. When we leave we can set our own tariffs.

“Tariffs set at the European level make food, clothing and footwear more expensive. They are the highest proportion for the poorest in society’s expenditure.

If we can get rid of those tariffs we help the worse off in society. That is a real benefit.”

Presenter David Dimbleby said: “Why does your Chancellor of the Exchequer not accept this and sound so gloomy?”

Mr Rees-Mogg replied: “Because all the Treasury forecasts assume that instead of cutting tariffs on the rest of the world, we raise tariffs against the EU.

“That is completely insane. The Treasury’s forecasts are even worse than the Bank of England’s.”

The Sunday Express political editor also hit out at the Bank of England governor for his Brexit stance.

Ms Tominey said: “There have been five consecutive periods of growth. Growth is up 1.9 percent which is not what the Project Fear brigade were predicting.

“On Brexit in general, BBC bias, I think there are only two Brexiters on this panel and three Remainers. I don’t know whether you’ve had a panel that is majority Brexit, David.

“But I suggest that when we speak to our readers, both sides of the demographic divide mostly people just say: ‘Will you get on with it? Just get on with Brexit. Stop posturing, stop fighting between yourselves.’

“And, you know, the notion of it being a minority as well. Overwhelmingly people in Parliament people voted for the referendum in the first place. Overwhelmingly in Parliament people voted to trigger Article 50 – overwhelmingly.

“80 per cent or more of the electorate voted for parties that supported Brexit, so just do it.’