After the vote of confidence went Boris Johnson’s way, many Pro-EU Remainer MPs have suddenly put their heads above the parapet to present themselves as an alternative to Boris Johnson.
With it being glaringly obvious, Tory Cabinet Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg decided to call out Tobias Ellwood, who over the weekend declared that under his watch he would place Britain back in the single market, meaning the EU would remain in control.
In an interview on the Jeremy Vine Show, Jacob Rees-Mogg was asked who is the “alternative to Boris Johnson?”
Mr Rees-Mogg replied: “Well, there are an awful lot of people who think they are alternatives to Boris Johnson. I think Tobis Ellwood seems to be putting his name about a bit and wants us to basically rejoin the European Union by going back into the single market. “
“I think that’s really important because the energy for this opposition to the prime minister is coming from people who always rejected the 2016 vote, who didn’t want Boris Johnson to be the leader. Then don’t want him to be leader now because they’re hostile to Brexit. And that’s really important because this isn’t so much a vote about the prime minister. “
“It’s a vote to undermine the election result in 2019 and the referendum result in 2016, and we need to deliver Brexit.”
“It’s what the British people expect.”
“That’s my role as Brexit opportunities minister, so that we grasp the benefits of being outside the European union so that we can move our economy in a different direction from the EU to bars, Ellwood, and his friends all want to tie us back into that failed sclerotic European system”.
Last night, Nadine Dories also confirmed, while not naming names, that those people plotting to bring down the PM are disgruntled remainers or those who lost their place in cabinet when Boris Johnson came in as prime minister.