BREXIT LEADER OF COMMONS ‘No deal’ fears actually code for stopping Brexit


A senior member of the British government said that it would respect any opposition legislation to block a no-deal Brexit, but talk of such a scenario was “actually code for saying ‘let’s stop Brexit.'”

Jacob Rees-Mogg, appointed Leader of the House of Commons when Prime Minister Boris Johnson took office in July, said opposition lawmakers were “not worried about no-deal, they just don’t want to leave the European Union.”

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he would call a no-confidence vote when the time was right.

Rees-Mogg, a eurosceptic who is in charge of managing government business in Parliament, said parliamentary time will be made for such a vote should the opposition opt for one when lawmakers return on September 5. But he denied claims the government’s actions would curtail the opportunity for MPs to debate any potential legislation.