Jacob Rees-Mogg is NOT happy about Rsihi Sunak’s u-turn on slashing EU laws.
The U.K. government on Wednesday scrapped a plan to remove all remaining EU laws, about 4,000 in all, from British statute books by the end of this year.
Rees-Mogg said this was a serious breach of faith.
He said: “Politicians have not delivered. And this comes back to the prime minister’s promise in his video during his leadership campaign when he said he would do this.
Mogg slams Sunak
Bear in mind, at that time, he had already given write-round consent to the retained EU law bill. I had briefed him on it. He knew that it wasn’t easy. He knew that it was going to be an effort to get it done, but a slightly longer deadline at that point. He accepted the deadline of 2023. And then he has broken his word. And this is very serious in my view.
Asked why this mattered so much, Rees-Mogg said: “Politicians need to stick to what they say they will do …
“I think it is an important issue for the party that when Rishi Sunak resigned [as chancellor] he said in his resignation letter to Boris Johnson that he believed the public are ready to hear the truth: ‘Our people know that if something is too good to be true, then it is not true.’
“He then said something that people like me wanted to hear and has failed to deliver it. And I’m afraid it is no good being holier than thou if you then end up behaving like a Borgia.”
The Borgias were the Italian dynasty notorious for their corruption and immorality.