Brexit news: Boris Johnson attacked by Rees-Mogg (Image: GETTY)
The former Foreign Secretary has emerged as the leading candidate to replace Theresa May as party leader. However, speaking on Peston, newly-elected Brexit MEP, Annunziata Rees-Mogg has poured cold water over Mr Johnson’s bid to become the next Prime Minister. Ms Rees-Mogg, who left the Tories to join Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party, has questioned whether Mr Johnson will deliver on his Brexit promises.
Speaking to Peston, Ms Rees-Mogg said: “We’ve heard it all before but nothing has been delivered.
“Theresa May said all the right things as far as Brexiteers wanted but didn’t deliver any of them.
“We need to see what happens.”
Mr Johnson has insisted that the UK should leave on October 31 with or without a deal.
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Brexit news: Annunziata Rees-Mogg attacked Mr Johnson (Image: ITV)
Speaking at the launch of his leadership bid on Wednesday Mr Johnson insisted that the UK must leave in October in order to prevent the mood of “disillusion” and “despair” in the country from spreading.
Moreover, Mr Johnson has also previously stated