Brexit is the last straw for young people like me – we need a Final Say referendum to protect our futures
The outspoken no-deal Brexiteer and European Research Group chairman appeared at a Democratic Unionist dinner at the Tullyglass Hotel in Ballymena last night.
The guest list also included prominent Brexiteer and co-founder of the Leave.EU campaign, Arron Banks.
Banks praised the DUP as “fundamental” to Brexit, claiming if it was delivered, it would be “because of the DUP”.
But the only elected Tory in Northern Ireland said he would expect Rees-Mogg to have supported his own party, rather than another.
Councillor David Harding said he understood that the chairman of the Northern Ireland Conservatives “will be having a word” with ees-Mogg about the matter.
Theresa May’s Brexit plans are in chaos again after she finally announced a Plan B – minutes AFTER a whole load of her MPs rejected it.
The Prime Minister threw her weight behind an amendment by top Tory Sir Graham Brady to remove the hated ‘Irish backstop’ in her Brexit deal.
Sir Graham’s plan would have finally given Mrs May’s deal a chance to pass if she replaced the backstop – which traps the UK under EU rules – with “alternative arrangements”.
Yet in farcical scenes, Mrs May asked MPs to back the plan just minutes after leading Tory Jacob Rees-Mogg said he was not backing it.
Mr Rees-Mogg leads the powerful European Research Group of Brexiteers – and that means the Brady amendment looks doomed to failure.
Last night, I couldn’t help but settle back, sip wistfully at my hot Ribena, and think: ‘Remember the Chequers deal?’ This was the Brexit plan that Theresa May hammered out with her ministers, amid the wood-panelled splendour of her official country residence, last July, some two years after the Brexit vote itself. There were resignations. There were tweets, posts and articles. Broadcasters jostled to discover what Jacob Rees-Mogg and Nigel Farage thought. And, in the end, it was all kind of meaningless. The Chequers deal had not, after all, been agreed with or by the European Union.
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