UK lawmaker Rees-Mogg: Government should suspend Parliament if necessary to avoid no-deal being blocked

While speaking at a think-tank event earlier in the day, British lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg argued that the government should suspend the Parliament if necessary to avoid a no-deal being blocked.

Key quotes

  • There are people who are trying very hard to stop Brexit.
  • It would be constitutional outrage if Brexit was reversed.
  • Current deal does not deliver Brexit, backstop is biggest problem.
  • As long as backstop is there, I will not vote for deal.
  • At last things are going our way in Brexit talks.
  • There is hope that reformation of deal could be achieved to make it acceptable.
  • We are not there yet on Brexit deal.
  • We must be sensible and try to ensure we leave in best possible way.
  • Truth is, everyone wants a deal and if only way to get it is to reopen deal, that is what they'll do.
  • Changes to deal have to be legally binding.
  • No deal cannot be taken off table by lawmakers if government is determined to stop them.
  • Any change to backstop would have to have equal legal status to exit agreement.
  • Would vote against any exit deal involving a customs union.
  • Has to be clear that the backstop does not apply.

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