Jacob Rees-Mogg is being urged to ‘strike now’ by Eurosceptic Tories and ramp up the pressure of Theresa May over Brexit.
Members of the European Research Group, which he chairs, are said to have urged him to ‘show some steel’ and do all he can for force May into enacting a Hard Brexit.
Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham said: ‘No more Mr Nice Guy, Jacob. Show some steel.’
They believe they have the numbers to crush the Remoaners and because Jeremy Corbyn is currently an MP light thanks to the Lewisham East by-election, Tories want Mogg to force the issue and demand a Commons vote ASAP, securing a clean break from the EU.
It comes as it emerges that Mogg has just bought a £5m house right near Parliament, with rumours that he’s going to use it as a campaign HQ…which he’s denied. Moggmentum’s on the move…