Rees-Mogg: EU isn’t prepared for ‘no deal’ Brexit and UK should not hand cash to Brussels without a trade deal

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg told a packed audience last week that the EU was not ready for a ‘no deal’ Brexit and that Britain should not be offering it money for nothing. The influential Brexiteer also criticised the Treasury for failing to plan after delivering a lecture in the state rooms of the Speaker of…

Forbidden fruit: berry growers warn Brexit could ruin sector

Wimbledon staple under threat as EU pickers stay away – and Brits refuse to plug the gap Strawberries, the classic British summer treat, are being plucked from a sunny field in Kent. Every worker snapping fruit from waist-high growing platforms stretching under airy polytunnels is Romanian or Bulgarian. The staple of Wimbledon fortnight is under…

The recalcitrant Remainers have questions to answer about their collusion with the EU

Remainers have been so quick to dig – and invent – dirt about the sinister influence of Russian gold, monstrous lies and Cambridge Analytica’s antics in producing the Brexit vote, that it’s surprising that there’s been so little examination of the EU’s efforts to keep us in their German jail. I’m not asking who finances…

Greg Clark: securing free movement for UK workers in EU is vital

Curbing movement could be as bad for economy as hard trade border, says business secretary A leading pro-remain cabinet minister has said restricting the ability of workers to travel within the EU could be as dangerous to the economy as a hard trade border, and that the public row over a post-Brexit customs deal risked…

Brexit: EU is getting ready for no-deal, says Jean-Claude Juncker

European commission president says bloc must prepare for worst outcome The EU needs to be realistic about the dangerous state of the Brexit negotiations and is preparing to deploy its trillion-pound budget to cushion the bloc from the prospect of a no-deal scenario, the European commission president has warned. With the two sides still far…

My vision for a global-facing, outward-looking post-Brexit Britain

What follows is the full text of a lecture delivered by Jacob Rees-Mogg MP in Speaker’s House in the Houses of Parliament on Monday 18th June. It will be shown on BBC Parliament at 9pm on Saturday 23rd, June, following its marathon re-run of the overnight referendum night coverage from 9.55am that morning, exactly two…