Arch-Brexiter Jacob Rees-Mogg to address Tories in Norfolk village today
PUBLISHED: 09:35 29 November 2018 | UPDATED: 13:31 29 November 2018
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Arch-Brexiter Jacob Rees-Mogg is heading to Norfolk today as part of a 'nationwide tour'.
The 49-year-old Tory backbencher and chairman of the anti-EU European Research Group (ERG) is due to address a group of Conservatives at a lunch event in Creake Abbey in north Norfolk today (Thursday, November 29).
Rees-Mogg, MP for North East Somerset, called for a no-confidence vote in Theresa May earlier this month in opposition to the government’s Brexit deal, which is yet to receive the backing of parliament.
What would you ask Rees-Mogg?
What questions do you have for the politician who has come to be seen as a figurehead for the hard Brexit movement? Email your thoughts to reporter Stuart Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of the questions/comments submitted so far:
1. Why do you expect ordinary British people to show confidence and patriotism in relation to Brexit when you are transferring parts of your own business to Ireland and your colleague John Redwood is advising investors to avoid Britain as it is too volatile a market?
2. Rees-Mogg may believe coming out of EU will increase his own wealth and indeed it may, but could he spell out in plain terms where and how the average family in UK may be better off out of EU and how many years it will take to see that benefit.
I think these are questions on most peoples minds- how will it affect them.
3. It’s my opinion that this deal is more like joining the EU than leaving it.
Please ask JRM in what ways he believes this deal to be worse than the terms that might be offered to (say) an independent Scotland were they to ask to join the EU?
4. Is higher unemployment and lower standards of living among normal people a price you are willing to pay for your Brexit vision?
5. Can he explain if Brexit is as good as he proposes why his investment firm have moved funds to Dublin??
Would he agree to a live streamed debate with Jason Hunter ‘Three Blokes in a Pub’ to discuss the realities of Brexit with someone who has the knowledge and understanding to debunk the lies and myths that continue to be told by Brexiters like J R-M.
6. Do you think it is right for a prime minister to take unilateral decisions on major matters such as Brexit without consulting her cabinet ministers before she takes the decision?
7. Is Theresa May taking the electorate to be fools.
Does she not understand that we know that she has been working with Brussels to remain in Europe and has no intention of taking us out.
Plotting a bad deal after two years shes made the electorate fed up with brexit hoping they will remain on the same terms.
Please continue to fight our corner
its our countries future at stake.
8. Please ask Rees Mogg how he would explain to the car workers of Sunderland the comment by by Brexiteer economist Patrick Mundford (of whom the ERG are avid followers) that a hard Brexit ‘would mostly eliminate manufacturing’.
Secondly could you ask him why he seems to know so much more about the likely economic consequences of a no deal Brexit than HM Treasury, the Bank of England, the CBI, the IMF , I could go on
9. Can you confirm or deny that leaving the EU will mean less regulation of off-shore investments and therefore less tax payable on these investments?