The hardline Brexiteer lashed out at others calling to postpone the date of Brexit beyond March 29, saying similar attempts are “little more than ploys to keep the United Kingdom as a member state in spite of the referendum and subsequent Acts of Parliament”. But, he argued, a "short extension is not impossible", and it could be the perfect compromise to save the Government and the Conservative Party from the current deadlock. The Malthouse compromise, which has also been dubbed ‘Plan C’ after being agreed by both Remainers and Brexiteers, offers a “two-stage compromise”, the Tory backbencher said. The plan has been put together by North West Hampshire MP Kit Malthouse and proposes replacing the Irish backstop with a new free trade agreement and technology at the border.
It also proposes extending the transition period to 2021
In an opinion piece for the Daily Telegraph, Mr Rees-Mogg, chair of leave-backing European Research Group (ERG), said: “What is needed is not further time for negotiations but engagement, and one proposal appears to be able to command widespread support: the so-called ‘Malthouse compromise’.
“Currently, there are only 55 days left to Brexit.
“This makes the timetable tight for agreeing and legislating for a deal.
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Jacob Rees-Mogg explained why a short extension to Article 50 is 'not impossible' (Image: GETTY)
“The EU is an expert at deciding matters just before the deadline, as it focuses the mind.
“Parliament can also