Rees-Mogg savages EU boss over bid to stall Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg blasted the EU for their apparent threat in true Rees-Mogg fashion

EU negotiator, Michel Barnier, has threatened to postpone the next set of talks with the EU for two months.

Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg last night said the threat from Mr Barnier was proof the EU was panicking about losing Britain’s annual contribution to the Brussels budget.

“Well he would say that wouldn’t he? He is the counter party in the negotiation and wishes to influence the process as much as possible,” the Tory backbencher said.

Mr Rees-Mogg dismissed the delay threat as a “diversion tactic” by the EU.

“The difficulty is not that we don’t have a position, the difficulty is that the EU has failed to prove that we owe them any money at all.

“And under EU and international law, if we leave without a deal we owe them nothing, and that means that the EU needs a deal more than we do.

“And Mr Barnier, by overstating his position and being overly demanding, is risking getting a less favourable deal for the European Union.

“And the European Union will find life very difficult without a deal because they need our money. They are in real trouble without our money,” he said.

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