Jacob Rees-Mogg has called local election disaster a "blessing in disguise" (Image: GETTY)
In a powerful broadside in The Daily Telegraph, the Tory MP said the party needs to become the Brexit party and “win back all those who are planning to support Nigel Farage and my sister Annunziata Rees-Mogg, at the European elections”. He said: “To do so will show the path to a clean Brexit. This is not to deny that the current House of Commons has set its face against leaving the European Union properly and wants to remain at least semi-attached, but Parliament against the people cannot work for long.
“Voters will not tolerate such a state of affairs.”
However, Mr Rees-Mogg also said the importance of the local elections should not be “understated”.
He described the “blessing in disguise” as an opportunity for the Tories to “make things right that have gone wrong”.
“Inevitably, this will be with a new leader”, he said.
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