Darling of the Conservative grass-roots, Jacob Rees Mogg has been appointed as head of the European Research Group.
The North East Somerset MP will head the European Research Group (ERG), which was formed by Eurosceptic Conservatives and campaigns for a hardline approach to Brexit. Its members have urged the Government to take a tougher stance during negotiations with Brussels.
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In a statement the father-of-six said: “In this role I am keen to help the government implement the principles laid down by the Prime Minister, Mrs. Theresa May, in her Lancaster House speech. It is especially important to achieve control of our laws, control immigration and achieve new trade agreements with other countries.”