Mogg: Theresa May Made ‘Active Choices’ to Stop Brexit, Will Be ‘Held to Account’
Tory MP and leading Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has condemned Prime Minister Theresa May for making “active choices’ to stop Brexit.
Mr Rees-Mogg, chairman of the pro-Brexit European Research Group (ERG), told Sky News that Mrs May would be “held to account” for her decisions to delay Brexit as well as for her decision to invite Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for talks over a possible compromise Brexit deal.
Rees-Mogg warned that the decision to meet with the hard-left opposition leader “risks giving a degree of credibility” to Jeremy Corbyn and of “undermining the general thrust of the Conservative argument that he is a Marxist who would be dangerous to this nation’s interests”.
The ERG chief is not the first Brexiteer to condemn the Prime Minister’s meeting with Mr Corbyn, with Leader of the House of Commons and Leave supporter Andrea Leadsom claiming that the party was working with Labour “through gritted teeth”.