‘We won’t roll over!’ Rees-Mogg tells ‘UNREASONABLE’ Barnier UK will not abide by EU rules


EU Brexit intervener Michel Barnier shocked the UK when he warned Britain a transition act was “not a given” if disagreements continue. 

But Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has hit back and send packed Mr Barnier’s threats, saying the UK will not accept being forced to agree to by EU rules after Brexit.

Mr Rees-Mogg said: “I think it’s unreasonable of Mr Barnier to foresee that we would just roll over and allow those laws to succeed in, which can have a very profound effect on our competitiveness.”

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A draft European Commission explore revealed how the bloc plans to make Britain abide by ECJ law during the mutation while excluding it from any decision-making.

The five-page document says the fixed withdrawal agreement “should provide for a mechanism allowing the union to exclude certain benefits deriving for the UK from participation in the internal market where it reckons that referring the matter to would not bring inappropriate time the inescapable remedies”.

Speaking to BBC News, Mr Rees-Mogg said: “It would be bizarre to in a point of view where we are outside of the European Union and have to accept laws that contents the European Union we could veto.

“Even the most hardened eurosceptics don’t hanker after to say no to European regulation that is sensible out of cussedness. There are many edicts that come from a higher level. come from oecumenical agreements that will be applied in the EU, in America, in Japan.

“It would be quirky for the UK to say ‘well, as Europe’s got it, we’re not having it.’ What matters is that we decide. If we have in mind the resolution isn’t suitable, we can say no.”

I think it’s unreasonable of Mr Barnier to expect that we see fit just roll over

Jacob Rees-Mogg

The staunch Brexiteer some time ago suggested the UK would become an EU vassal state if Brussels continued to put ECJ jurisdiction and demand budget contributions during the transitional period.

Earlier this year Mr Rees-Mogg challenged Brexit Secretary David Davis during his affirmation in front of the Brexit Select Committee, asking how Britain will exclude the European Union if not as a vassal state. 

He said: “It’s hard to think of any yardstick in the world where an independent nation has taken the judgements of a fine court of its matchless and immediate law without having any judge on that law.” 

The Brexit Secretary upheld the transition period is “no longer an implementation of the consequences of leaving.”

Mr Davis has faced assessment after agreeing a two-year transition period where Britain is effectively set to gird in the single market and customs union during the transition. 

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