Mogg SLAMS EU’s “Feeble” Threats And Says UK Doesn’t Need Transition Deal
Prominent backbench tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has hit out at the EU’s plans for a transitional deal, which he claims are “feeble as threats go”.
He urged Theresa May to refuse to accept the EU’s deal and instead move to WTO rules and begin striking free trade deals all over the world.
He said: “I would be happy to move to World Trade Organisation (WTO) terms without a transition and save £39billion that could be spent on the NHS.
“It is rather feeble as threats go.”
Rees-Mogg has previously warned that the UK could become a “vessel state” if we accept the EU’s terms regardless of the cost, whereby we have no say over our own rules and regulations.
Mr Rees-Mogg’s latest comments follow news that the EU is planning a ‘punishment period’ during which the UK would be under the total rule of the EU’s institutions judicially and would be forced to submit to their Single Market and Customs Union rules.
Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator said: “To be quite frank, if these disagreements persist, the transition is not a given. Time is short, very short, and we haven’t a minute to lose if we want to succeed.”
However, David Davis, the UK’s Brexit Secretary said: “Given the intense work that has taken place this week it is surprising to hear that Michel Barnier is unclear on the UK’s position in relation to the implementation period.