brexit countdown_bg Created with Sketch. Jacob Rees-Mogg admitted he might have to ‘eat his words’ to back Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal today – as he urged Tory hardliners to compromise. The Leader of the Commons – who was a thorn in the side of Theresa May before joining Mr Johnson’s government – said there were ‘positive’ signs an agreement could be struck with the EU. He was pressed on whether the blueprint being considered was similar to one floated by Mrs May, which he dismissed at the time as ‘cretinous’. ‘We’ll have to find out in a day or two whether I’ll have to eat my words or not – time will tell,’ he told Sky News. ‘There’s a line from Churchill saying that he often had to eat his words and he found it to be a very nourishing diet – and that is something that happens in politics.’ However, Mr Rees-Mogg said he was ready to ‘trust’ the PM on the package, pointing out that he had led the Leave campaign in the referendum. The minister was deployed to reassure Tory Eurosceptics as a backlash from DUP threatened to derail his fledgling deal. Mr Johnson today warned his Cabinet there is… Read full this story
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