Annunziata Rees-Mogg to quit ‘vicious political world’ next year

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Annunziata Rees-Mogg has announced that she will quit politics when she gives birth to her third child in March next year.

The Brexit Party MEP said that in 2020 she plans to be “nursing a baby not a constituency" and retiring from the political world, adding “I can’t say it’s a great place to be – it’s a pretty vicious one.”

“It’s a shame it is such a dirty world but I’m looking forward to getting out of it," she told talkRADIO's Mike Graham.

Ms Rees-Mogg was a life-long activist for the Conservative Party – she stood for election twice but never won a seat in the House of Commons - before joining Nigel Farage's Brexit Party this year.

She now represents the East Midlands as a Member of European Parliament – a role that she said she “should have been fired from a couple of weeks ago”, referring to the missed withdrawal deadline on October 31.

The Brexiteer, who has campaigned for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU since 2003, criticised the “immense remain Parliament”, saying “democracy doesn’t work without losers consent”.

She said the UK needs to come together, which for some may mean swallowing a “slightly bitter pill”, and back a Conservative government to deliver Brexit.

Ms Rees-Mogg concluded: “If we make a success of Brexit, which I think is the most likely outcome, then people will forget in time that there was a difference of opinion and support the great success that we see in the future.”

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