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'Come on lads ... THINK!' Jacob Rees-Mogg, Boris Johnson and Peter Bone struggle to make sense of Br

'Come on lads ... THINK!' Jacob Rees-Mogg, Boris Johnson and Peter Bone struggle to make sense of Brexit Photo: Getty - Credit: Getty Images

Readers react to the latest announcement from Jacob Rees-Mogg and the ERG.

May it comfort readers to be reminded that a ERG is an obsolete unit of work in the metric system?

An ERG of work is done when a force of one dyne moves its point of application through one centimetre. It is a very small quantity.

Robert Stevens, York

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Heartened to hear that the European Research Group alternative Brexit plans include a British Space Force.

I presume that this is to take control of our celestial borders and control the Free Trade Agreement we will be concluding with the Vulcans and the Klingon Empire.

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David O'Neil, Bournemouth

Jacob Rees-Mogg has described Mark Carney as a 'wailing banshee' and dismissed the prime minister as having a 'Dirty Harry moment'.

If I went about using such language, publicly, to denounce those whose views differed from mine I would be assessed as not being of sound mind. Why is Rees-Mogg given a second of airtime or a centimetre of newspaper space?

Pat Brandwood, Broadstone

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