Brexiteer MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has told LBC this morning that large amounts of Conservative Party members he is addressing at Tory Association meetings are planning to vote for the Brexit Party.
Speaking on LBC this morning, Mogg said: “There was a report in today’s newspaper that said that Mrs May doesn’t want the humiliation of losing a vote of confidence amongst the national Association Chairmen, which would be unprecedented.
“I’ve never known the Tory Party in this position.
“Normally when you go and speak to Conservative Associations and you’re not fully supportive of the Leader of the party, whoever that Leader happens to be, you’re not the most popular person in the room.
“At the moment, nobody is saying anything supportive of the Leader or of the Leader’s policy.
“The majority of the people at Associations I’m addressing – and these are members of the party – tell me they’re voting for the Brexit Party.
“I don’t see how a Leader can go on so removed from the support base of the party membership.”
Jacob Rees-Mogg: "The majority of the people at Conservative Associations I'm addressing – members of the party – tell me they're voting for the Brexit Party.
— LBC (@LBC) May 13, 2019
Mogg himself has described one leading Brexit Party candidate as “inspirational” – his sister Annunziata.
Annunziata is an inspirational speaker and is right, politicians must listen and we must leave the EU.https://t.co/LF7kVnMMRH
— Jacob Rees-Mogg (@Jacob_Rees_Mogg) May 11, 2019