Jacob Rees-Mogg: MPs against no-deal Brexit have 'selective memories'

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Jacob Rees-Mogg has accused MPs who are against a no-deal Brexit of having "selective memories".

"You keep on hearing that MPs are against leaving without a deal and leaving on World Trade Organisation terms, but they voted for the Article 50 Bill and they voted for the Withdrawal Bill, both of which left the default position that we would leave without a deal if the deal weren't agreed to," Rees-Mogg said.

"A lot of MPs seem to have selective memories about how they voted not that long ago."



The Conservative MP made the comments on the Matthew Wright show, broadcast live from Westminster ahead of this evening's vote on Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement.

When pressed by Wright if he thought the Brexit deal would be voted through, Rees-Mogg said it would "be voted against one way or another".

However, he said he would still support Ms May, adding: "I made my effort to replace her."