Jacob Rees-Mogg: May’s Brexit red lines look ‘a little bit pink’

Jacob Rees-Mogg: May's Brexit red lines look 'a little bit pink'
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Theresa May’s Brexit red lines were intended to keep her backbenchers happy, reassuring them that there would be no backsliding on Brexit. The approach worked. But at PMQs today there were signs that some Brexiteer Tory MPs are starting to worry.

Jacob Rees-Mogg told the Prime Minister he was concerned her red lines were ‘beginning to look a little bit pink’. He urged her to ‘apply a new coat of paint’ before she next goes to Brussels.

Perhaps the PM had better get her paint brush out before she has a backbench rebellion to add to her list of woes…

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