Jacob Rees-Mogg

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Rees-Mogg on no-confidence against May government
Theresa May "could stand on her head at the despatch box and back regulatory alignment", but Jacob Rees-Mogg says he would still not vote against her in a no-confidence motion.
Brexit vote: Rees-Mogg and friends toasted result with Champagne?
After reports that Brexiteers celebrated the prime minister's deal being voted down with Champagne, Jacob Rees-Mogg said it was more of a "meeting with a drink".

Shilton and Lineker fall out over Brexit

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

It seems the failed attempt to oust Theresa May has had an unexpected consequence - it's driven a wedge between two England and Leicester City legends.

Gary Lineker last night took to Twitter to voice his disappointment that former team-mate Peter Shilton - who also played for Derby County and Nottingham Forest - was a fan of Jacob Rees-Mogg, a prominent Leave supporter who has called for May to be replaced.

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Shilton's pronouncement was also criticised by former England star Peter Reid - though political writer and former MP Matthew Parris said it was good to see sports stars engaging with politics.

Gary Lineker and Peter Shilton
BBC

Rees-Mogg tells Tories to ditch May now

Jacob Rees-Mogg
AFP/Getty

North East Somerset MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has warned fellow Tory MPs that if they don't ditch Theresa May now she will lead them into the next election, scheduled for 2022.

Few Tories thought this was a "good idea", the Brexiteer MP suggested.

Mr Rees-Mogg wants to oust the PM over her EU withdrawal agreement but has so far failed to get enough colleagues to back his call for a no confidence vote.

The cabinet met earlier for the first time since two of its members quit over the draft Brexit deal.

Chief Whip Julian Smith said the three hours of ministerial discussions had been "positive".

Jacob Rees-Mogg suggests potential successors for PM
Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg suggests potential successors for PM after calling for a confidence vote.