Jacob Rees-Mogg said the deal Theresa May agreed with her Cabinet could be “worse” than a “no deal” Brexit and suggested it broke the Conservatives’ manifesto promises.
Mr Rees-Mogg, the leader of a 60-strong group of Eurosceptic Tory MPs, said tying the UK with EU rules and regulations could make “trade deals almost impossible”.
“As with eggs: an egg that is very softly boiled isn’t boiled at all,” he said, speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. “A very soft Brexit means that we haven’t left, we are simply a rule-taker.
“That is not something that this country voted for, it is not what the Prime Minister promised.”