Jacob Rees Mogg

So Jacob Rees Mogg, head of European Research Group, sends his letter. At least what he said this morning was not an idle threat.

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Jacob is rather good in these situations- very gracious to all and particularly to hecklers: “We are a democracy, and that’s why these splendid people can shout away”. He also rules himself out in any leadership contest: “This is nothing to do with personal ambition”, adding “I’m not offering my name as leader”.

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One thing worried me this morning. Mrs May has now say a few times that there are 3 alternatives- the deal she has offered, no deal or no Brexit. When pressed on the third outcome, she flatly said it was not on offer. I do not quite understand this chop logic.

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Sheryll Murray adds another letter of no confidence

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and from Steve Baker, who was standing next ti Mr Rees Mogg

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It is possible there are already enough letters in the 1922 committee to trigger the vote of no confidence and begin a Leadership contest.

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