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Mile End Institute, Jacob Rees-Mogg defends raising claims of Brexit 'conspiracy'


Jacob Rees-Mogg has stood by his decision to raise claims that Treasury officials are attempting to influence Brexit policy. Speaking at an event at Queen Mary's Mile End Institute, the North East Somerset MP, said: “It is a worrying suspicion. I think on this whole issue the thing I'm really concerned about is that you get a week ago the CBI coming out and saying it's really important that we stay in the customs union. You then get the Chancellor in Davos saying the CBI is - the EU-funded CBI as we ought to call it - a wonderful organisation and we should have as modest a Brexit as possible and remain closely aligned. And then a few days after that you have a leak of a Treasury-designed economic model that says the only thing to do is stay in the customs union.”
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