Influential Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg calls for PM May’s resignation

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (DECEMBER 12, 2018) (MAY’S CHALLENGE/BBC) – Influential pro-Brexit lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg called for Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May to resign after May won a confidence vote from her Conservative party on Wednesday (December 12).

“She ought to go and see the Queen urgently and resign”, Rees-Mogg said, after 117 of May’s 317 lawmakers said she was no longer the right leader to implement Britain’s exit from the European Union.

The deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, which props up May’s government, said he was concerned that this confidence vote result did not change anything on the withdrawal agreement, which is the DUP’s concern, he said.

After winning the vote, May said she would get on with her “renewed mission” of taking Britain out of the European Union and would seek legal and political assurances from EU leaders on Thursday (December 13) on the backstop arrangement over the border between EU member state Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland.

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