It looks as if Jacob Rees-Mogg MP has been reading our website and in particular my co-editor Kathy Gyngell, who called out the rotten Brexit agreement for what it was and asked the Mogg: Are you letting us all down?
On Newsnight on Monday, JRM finally voiced serious concerns about the Brexit deal, especially its impact upon fishing rights.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09wrmym/newsnight-19032018# (about 21 minutes in).
He admits he is not happy with the transition agreement – although he seemed pleased enough with it when it came out. Now the fishermen who voted for Brexit in their droves have been sold out and Rees-Mogg has put on the brakes, or at least is executing some kind of U-turn, saying: ‘I think this transition agreement is a very unsatisfactory agreement. The only thing that makes it acceptable is that it leads to a proper Brexit agreement . . . it gives away everything with very little in return.’
Exactly. You should have said this at the time, but you didn’t. Still, better late than never.