Conservative member Jacob Rees-Mogg on Thursday called for a vote of no confidence against Theresa May’s government. Partisan of a tough Brexit, he blames the head of the executive for having an agreement creating a different status for Northern Ireland.
Theresa May will she fall because of Brexit ? Conservative pro-Brexit MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has called for a vote of no confidence against the British Prime Minister, announced Thursday, November 15 a member of its parliamentary group, the European Research Group (ERG).
“Rees-Mogg wrote the letter” to this effect, government spokesman Simon Clark told reporters. The announcement follows the resignation of several ministers of the government of Theresa May, dissatisfied with the draft Brexit agreement it has concluded with the European Union. The head of the executive had already been heckled in Parliament late in the morning.
In his letter, it says that he had said a week earlier to the leader of the Conservative group in the House of Commons that “Theresa May was losing the confidence of Conservative MPs and that it would be in the best interests of the Conservative Party. party and the country it is withdrawing “ .
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“The draft withdrawal agreement presented to Parliament today has proved worse than expected and has not kept the promises made to the nation by the Prime Minister,” said Jacob Rees-Mogg. In particular, he blames the agreement for creating a different regulatory framework between Northern Ireland and the rest of the country, which “raises issues relating to Scotland that can be exploited” by Scottish separatists .
Another complaint, the acceptance by Theresa May of the amount of the bill of Brexit, more than 40 billion euros. This point had already been announced by the British government in December 2017. “As a House of Lords report made clear in March 2017, there is no legal obligation to pay anything” , says -t it.