SONNING, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (APRIL 7, 2019) (UK POOL) -Leading Eurosceptic Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Sunday (April 7) Britain could have left the European Union by now and Prime Minister Theresa May should be held accountable for the delay.
“May has made active choices to stop us leaving and she deserves to be held to account for that, because people ought to know the truth of the position rather than trying to blame everybody else.”, Rees-Mogg, leader of the ERG, a eurosceptic group in the governing Conservative Party, told Sky News.
The prime minister has asked EU leaders to postpone Britain’s exit from the bloc until June 30.
The EU, which gave her a two-week extension the last time she asked, insists she must first show a viable plan to secure agreement on her thrice-rejected divorce deal in the British parliament.
She has now turned to the Labour Party in a bid to secure a majority for an orderly Brexit, although its leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Saturday (April 6) he was waiting for May to move her Brexit red lines.