Jacob Rees-Mogg has warned that Tory MPs who brought down Boris Johnson have put Brexit at risk. In a lengthy interview with GB News, the Brexit Opportunities minister said Mr Johnson’s demise was a “triumph” for Remainers. GB News host Esther McVey had earlier challenged Mr Rees-Mogg on the reasons for the outgoing PM’s fall from power.
Mr Rees-Mogg said the demise could be traced back to the Brexit referendum, suggesting it was a Remainer plot.
He responded: “There are all sorts of reasons.
“Part of the reason has to be Brexit. There are still a lot of people who resent the fact we left the EU.
“Therefore, bringing down the standard bearer of Brexit was a triumph for them.”
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He continued: “You had Lord Heseltine and Lord Adonis, saying No Boris, No Brexit.
“I very much hope they are not true, but I think we have taken a risk.
“Just look at the Cameron establishment, they never warmed to Boris, and they have all flocked to Rishi now.”
Mr Rees-Mogg, a Boris Johnson loyalist, has backed Liz Truss for the Tory leadership.