JACOB Rees-Mogg has warned the PM that Brexiteers are preparing to vote down her pull out agreement. The backbencher said leave supporting MPs had “not gone soft over Christmas”, adding that he expected more than 100 Tories to revolt over the withdrawal agreement. DUP MPs from Northern Ireland were also predicted to follow suit according to the Sunday Express. Tory activists are also reportedly refusing to campaign or raise funds as Theresa May faces further challenges to her leadership. Last week a poll of party members revealed 53 per cent supported no deal, compared to 23 per cent who backed Mrs May’s EU deal. European Research Group chairman Rees-Mogg, praised the “common sense” of average Tories, saying: “This strength of feeling ought to be responded to by the leadership of the party and not stamped upon.” He added that “the backstop on its own is an intolerable failure of the negotiations”. But divisions are not unique to The Conservatives with a poll of more than 25,000 UK voters found that both May and Corbyn face political headaches over Brexit. The survey suggests less than 25 per cent of voters back the Prime Minister’s Brexit plan, despite a concerted effort by… Read full this story
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