Jacob Rees-Mogg and more than 100 other MPs are set to come together and demand that free movement into the UK from other EU nations ends from the very moment the country leaves the European Union on March 29th 2019 at 11pm.
They will also pressure Theresa May to stick to her “red lines” and hold back any payments to the EU until a free trade deal is done.
However, Theresa May remains in control of the Conservatives, with the 1922 Committee holding back potentially-patriotic leaders such as Leadsom. Mogg can lobby all he wants, but the government will continue on a path of soft Brexit.
Rees-Mogg, the newly-elected chairman of the influential European Research Group said he will call for the post-Brexit “simplementation” period to end in 2020 – sooner than the two-year period previously suggested.
“We must have control of free movement of people as soon as we leave,” said Mr Rees-Mogg.
“This idea that we can let them carry on coming for another two years is absolutely absurd.”
“Staying in the single market or an approximation to it is a bad deal because it means we still suffer from EU control but have no say in it.
“The Norway version would be the worst of everything – it would be better to stay in the EU.”
“We want to ensure the implementation period is genuinely an implementation – not a transition that means we are basically still a member of the European Union.”
This sort of news demonstrates why Jacob Rees-Mogg has become a very popular figure over the last year or so. He should have been in government long ago but he is a threat to May because he is so popular with Brexiteers on same wavelength.
(Articles reflect the views of the author, and not necessarily those of Luke Nash-Jones, The Red Pill Factory, or Make Britain Great Again.)