A no-deal Brexit could make most of us poorer – and Jacob Rees-Mogg richer

Guardian (comment)

Jacob Rees-Mogg has acknowledged any ‘Brexit dividend’ may take 50 years. So why is he pressing for a no-deal Brexit that would have such devastating impacts on his North East Somerset constituents? Molly explores whether his hardline position has more to do with self interest and personal gain.

Published: 24th July 2018

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Key quote

“Jacob Rees-Mogg is often seen as the “respectable” face of the Conservative hardline right wing. His style recalls an era when the British empire was flourishing and merchants traded grain, but children starved, and – most importantly – there were no pesky democratic constraints to prevent the wealthy enjoying their freedom. Far from offering us our liberty, the Brexit he offers threatens to turn us back into corporate chattels, stripped of our hard-won civil and democratic rights.”