Jacob Rees-Mogg to submit letter of no-confidence in May as Tory leader – reports

Hardline backbench Brexiteer, Jacob Rees-Mogg, is reportedly set to hand in a letter of no confidence in Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party, in protest at the deal she has agreed upon with the EU.

Christopher Hope, Chief Political Correspondent at The Daily Telegraph, is reporting that the Brexiteer will submit his letter later today, according to unnamed sources. 

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If true, it would be a pivotal moment for those angry Tory MPs unhappy at the Brexit draft withdrawal agreement. 

A total of 48 letters from Conservative MPs need to be issued to trigger a vote of no confidence. Such a move could spark a leadership challenge.

In response, May’s spokesperson stated that she would contest any leadership challenge.

In parliament, a stony-faced Rees-Mogg told May during that what she says and what she does “no longer match,” and openly threatened to submit the letter of no-confidence.

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Rees-Mogg is a leader of the anti-EU European Research Group (ERG), a Tory faction who boast around 60 MPs as members and are pushing for a hard-Brexit.

Rees-Mogg has until now been supportive of openly Theresa May, if not of her Brexit plans. But now it would appear, the well-spoken Brexiteer has been tipped over the edge, and has for the first time given the PM a public dressing down.

It’s thought the ex-Etonian is pushing for a Canada-style free trade agreement with the EU, which has the backing of around 80 MPs and former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, according to the Times.

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