Annunziata Rees-Mogg is glad Boris Johnson “actually believes in Brexit” but she is not ready to endorse him.
The Brexit Party MEP told talkRADIO’s Mike Graham she will wait and see whether the Prime Minister takes Britain out of the EU by October 31 before formally backing him.
“Boris is a great one for rhetoric and bluster, but until we know what exactly is going to happen I don’t think anyone in the Brexit Party would make any commitment to any support whatsoever,” she said.
“But at least there is a vision of going ahead and I think the great thing about Boris Johnson’s speech yesterday was that it’s optimistic and that’s what the Brexit Party have been.”
The Brexit Party has no direct influence in Parliament but came second in the Peterborough by-election.
The party is expected to field candidates in most seats should a genearl election be called in the coming months.
Ms Rees-Mogg warned that if the new Prime Minister called a snap election her party would sweep up the seats of remainer Tory MPs who “betrayed their electorates” and she condemned Theresa May for “essentially wasting our country’s time” while in office.
“The deadline is so tight – we’re on 97 days now – that he’s got to try every tactic in the book because he has promised ‘do or die’ we will leave on October 31,” she said.
“Whether that is with his preference of a deal or no deal, I think if he goes back on his word British politics is in real trouble.”