WATCH: Jacob Rees-Mogg SLAMS “High-Handed” Eurocrats
Jacob Rees-Mogg speaking in the Parliamentary debate yesterday on Theresa May’s statement to the House of Commons on Brexit negotiations has commended her “generous offer” to the European Union and asked if more generosity could be expected in return. He slammed “aggressive” Eurocrats and accused the European Commission of behaving in a “high-handed” manner in regards to its proposals regarding a hard-border in the Irish sea separating Northen Ireland from the rest of the United Kingdom.
Mrs May in reply said that such proposals were “unacceptable” and “would not be implemented:
What I would say to my right honourable friend is that we are in a negotiation.
Both sides put their positions at various stages, but just as the European Commission chose to put that very position forward, so it was absolutely right for this Government to be clear and I repeated it last week in Prime Minister’s Questions and I am happy to do it again.
“The suggestion that there should be a border down the Irish Sea, separating Northern Ireland from the rest of the United Kingdom is completely unacceptable to this Government and I believe any government in the United Kingdom.