‘Mr. Juncker is a pound shop Bismarck’, says Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg has criticised Jean-Claude Juncker after the the European Commission President told a conference that he had read Britain’s Brexit position papers, but that ‘None of those is actually satisfactory, so there are still an enormous amount of issues which remain to be settled, and that ‘There will be no negotiations, particular on trade between the UK and the EU, before all these issues are resolved’.

‘Mr. Juncker’s effort to extort money from us shows he is an amateur even at blackmail’, said Mr. Rees-Mogg.

‘He has nothing to intimidate us with and the British people always stiffen their sinews when threatened’.

‘Mr. Juncker is a pound shop Bismarck, arrogant and bullying but without the charm’.

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BBC spends nearly £500,000 a year on taxis

A freedom of information request has shown that the BBC spent £1.3 million over the last 3 years on taxis, with the bill for 2015/16 reaching over £500,000.

A spokesman for the Taxpayers’ Alliance said:

‘Hard-pressed license fee payers will be furious that BBC staff are racking up such an extraordinary bill’.

‘The rest of the public sector is clamping down on unnecessary taxis, and the corporation should be no different’.

‘The BBC has to start spending money more efficiently or sympathy for the outdated TV Tax will continue to wane’.

The BBC responded, saying:

‘The BBC has strict rules around taxi use which means they are only used for essential business when public transport isn’t available’.

‘The majority of production related travel is to get guests and contributors to studios’.

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‘I don’t think calling the election was a mistake. I think the result was a mistake’, says Hague

William Hague has said that the general election result means Britain will not be able to negotiate a good Brexit deal.

‘The EU knows that the result of the British election weakened the British government’s negotiating position. It absolutely did’.

‘So Britain will get a worse deal as a result of the election. I think there is no question about that. And of course we can’t blame the voters for how they vote. The voters have voted to leave the the EU, and then not to have a government in a strong position to negotiate the exit. What could be the result of that?’

‘It will be a Brexit deal that is softer than it might have been. We’ll end up having to pay more. We’ll pay a bigger price for leaving, I think, because of the uncertainties of the election result’.

‘I don’t think calling the election was a mistake. I think the result was a mistake, collectively, by the people of this country’.

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Think-tank finds just 32% of Conservative MPs have roots in their constituencies

Research by the Demos think-tank has found that just 32% of Conservative MPs had any connection to their constituencies in the five years before they were elected. The think-tank looked at whether the MPs were born, educated, or lived within 12.5 miles of the areas they went on to represent.

In comparison, 64% of Labour MPs has local connections.

Responding to the report, Jacob Rees-Mogg said:

‘It is certainly easier being an MP with local links because you have an embedded knowledge of the area, and you want to be there rather than in London’.

‘I think it does make a difference in the way in which you are perceived. People think that if you’re local, you’re more likely to go in to bat for them on a planning issue or the closure of a local hospital’.

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‘I think Labour voters have been deceived by Mr. Corbyn’, says Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage has accused Jeremy Corbyn of deceiving voters, after Labour revealed plans to stay in the single market during a post-Brexit transitional phase.

‘I was starting to think that we were going to see the real, principled Corbyn’.

‘The man that we knew had been a Tony Benn supporter, and an opponent of the European project’.

‘I had hoped he would really harry the government, to make them get on with Brexit, and make sure it was a clean Brexit’.

‘I was completely wrong, because clearly there isn’t much principle at all with Corbyn, clearly he’s bowing to pressure from his backbenchers’.

‘I think that Corbyn has devalued himself’.

‘He has bent, he has buckled, and I think that Labour voters out there have effectively been deceived by Mr Corbyn and the Labour Party’.

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Labour’s Brexit plan ‘not in the interests of this country’, says Kate Hoey

Labour MP for Vauxhall Kate Hoey has criticised Labour’s plan to stay in the single market during a post-Brexit transitional phase, saying:

‘It is very worrying to those of us that want to support the view of the British public, which was overwhelmingly to vote to leave’.

‘This is moving towards a kind of mushy blancmange, which is really not in the interests of this country’.

‘We did very well in the last general election by winning back some of those people who left Labour disillusioned, and went to Ukip’.

‘Many of those people will be feeling ‘hang on, we voted for Labour because we thought they were serious about Brexit, that they wanted to make a success of it’.

‘Now we look like we’re not going to do that’.

‘We could lose those voters, and there could be a revived UKIP’.

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‘The next Labour government will be proud to offer safety to our fair share of refugees’, says Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn has promised to take in refugees, saying:

‘Britain has a proud tradition as a place of safety for those forced to flee their homes by war, famine or disaster’.

‘The next Labour government will be proud to honour our international legal obligations, and our moral duty, to offer safety to our fair share of refugees’.

Mr Corbyn also criticised the government’s Brexit strategy, saying:

‘We will immediately guarantee the rights of all EU nationals living in the UK’.

‘People are not bargaining chips. It is disgraceful that the Conservative Government treated them this way’.

‘We need a government that will fight for a society free from racism and discrimination, where people are free to live their lives’.

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‘Your hard Brexit is going down the pan’, says Anna Soubry

Conservative MP Anna Soubry has argued that Labour’s pledge to stay in the single market and customs union is proof that ‘the debate has shifted’ over Brexit.

‘Hard Brexit has gone, thank God. The debate has shifted to the arguments we have been making for some considerable time’.

‘If you were a hard Brexiteer you would be very, very nervous’.

‘You can see that your hard Brexit is going down the pan’.

‘Philip Hammond is talking sense and winning the argument’.

However, Ms. Soubry still accused Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell of being ‘Eurosceptic Bennites’, saying that ‘They’ve not changed their minds, they’re playing politics’.

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Brexit like a ‘bad divorce’ says Vince Cable

Lib Dem leader Vince Cable has compared Brexit to a ‘bad divorce’, saying:

‘We had a referendum, and as a consequence of it, Britain collectively decided to seek a divorce from the rest of the European Union’.

‘They didn’t decide to kick us out’.

‘They’ve set out a negotiating position from the outset that is very clear. There has to be some understanding around the rights of British citizens, some payments to settle, some outstanding bills, and once those are done we can move on’.

‘It’s always been very clear what the format is’.

‘If we just refused to pay, that would have very, very serious consequences. This is what happens when you have bad divorces. The partners become estranged very quickly’.

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