Rees-Mogg blasts Starmer over Brexit: 'Metropolitan elites are REJECTING the ...

MoggGETTYJacob Rees-Mogg has blasted Remainer MPs like Keir Starmer for trying to keep the UK tied to the EU

The Holborn MP has revealed plans to table amendments to the EU withdrawal bill when it comes to the Commons for its second reading in September. 

He said he wanted to "ensure it is possible to achieve transitional arrangements on the same basic terms – including the single market and the customs union”.

A cross-party group of pro-EU Labour and Tory MPs are backing the move, and they believe they may be able to force Prime Minister Theresa May to yield on the issue.

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Mrs May is in a precarious position after June's General Election left her with a minority government propped up Northern Ireland's DUP.

Theoretically it would only require seven rebel Tory MPs to defeat the bill - and there are a number of Remainer Conservatives sceptical of Brexit and the PM. 

If the amendments were passed, it could mean Britain staying tied to

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