“Perpetual Purgatory”! Mogg SLAMS Staying In The Customs Union
Speculation has been rife throughout the day that Theresa May intends to keep Britain inside the Customs Union even after the so-called ‘transition period’ has finished.
The extension was agreed to by the so-called ‘War Cabinet’ as a ‘backstop’ to be used if no other solution could be found. However, leading Brexiteer, Jacob Rees-Mogg has dismissed the fallacy that this is viable. Mr Rees-Mogg warned of the “risk” that the government will end up creating a position that is “more attractive than a permanent deal”.
“We have gone from a clear endpoint to an extension, to a proposed further extension with no endpoint. The horizon seems to be unreachable. The bottom of the rainbow seems to be unattainable. People voted to leave, they did not vote for a perpetual purgatory.”
Mr Rees-Mogg is said to have told the Prime Minister that she should be prepared to walk away and accept a ‘no deal’ outcome if the EU is not prepared to be reasonable on the Irish border question.
Mrs May, however, is unwilling to take such a ‘hard-line’ and seemingly would prefer to capitulate to the EU.