Rees-Mogg: Red Lines Are ‘Indelible’ As Davis Refuses To Defend Them
Jacob Rees Mogg has spoken for the first time since the shambolic no deal disaster of yesterday. He tweeted ‘Brexit saved because of the DUP’ and linked to an article in The Sun reporting yesterdays chaos.
Speaking later, in an emergency debate in the Commons he asked of David Davis, Brexit Secretary if he shared his “sense of gratitude” to the DUP for protecting Brexit. He went on to state that the red lines, membership of the single market and customs union, were “indelible”.
Mr Davis, however, refused to reply. He simply stated:
My red line is getting the best deal for Britain.
Many Labour MP’s and some Conservatives rose to urge the government to keep Britain in the single market and customs union.
One thing that Mr Davis did rule out was that any part of the United Kingdom would be treated separately, however, his elusive reply has raised the spectre of continued membership of the single market and customs union for the entire UK. Keep up to date with latest developments at our liveblog here.