Jacob Rees-Mogg calls for the Government to change tone to ensure freedom

In a speech due to be given this evening at Churcher's College, Petersfield, Jacob Rees-Mogg will outline the unparalleled opportunities that post-Brexit Britain can have - if only the government changes its tone.

In his speech, the newly appointed Head of the European Research Group will articulate the positive, forward thinking and bright future the UK can have if set free from onerous regulations and regulatory structures. 

However, the Conservative Party's leading backbench brexiteer will not hold back in his criticism of the government's approach so far.

He will call for the government's tone on Brexit to fundamentally change, saying that: 

"If [Brexit's opportunities are] taken off the table then Brexit becomes only a damage limitation exercise.  The British people did not vote for that.  They did not vote for the management of decline.  They voted for hope and opportunity and politicians must now deliver it. 

If we do not, if we are timid and cowering and terrified of the future, then our children and theirs will judge us in the balance and find us wanting. ‘Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin’ – as the writing on the wall said at the feast of Balthazar.  We have our future and our destiny in our hands."

In doing so, Rees-Mogg is clear that the government must not lose sight of its ambitions for Brexit and that this is currently at risk.

"The negotiations that are about to begin sound as if they aim to keep us in a similar system to the Single Market and the Customs Union.  ‘Close alignment’ means de facto the Single Market, it would make the UK a rule taker like Norway, divested of even the limited influence we current have," he is due to say.

In a speech that will lift the hearts of many Brexit voters, the take away from the speech is that the UK's approach to the EU talks has failed and that words from ministers are not enough.  

In response, Director of The Freedom Association and Better Off Out campaign, Rory Broomfield, says:
"This is an excellent speech by Jacob Rees-Mogg that sets out the future tone and outlook that the UK should adopt.
"The government has to be forward thinking and prepared to stand up to the EU. Brexit presents the UK with a golden opportunity to both regain our freedoms and continue to be a world leader. We are delighted that Jacob is challenging the government in this way."
For further comment, please contact Rory on rory@tfa.net or 07557772540.

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