Embarrassing footage shows Annunziata Rees-Mogg slag off PM before giving him support
PUBLISHED: 14:31 06 December 2019
Embarrassing footage has emerged which shows the former Brexit Party MEP Annunziata Rees-Mogg slagging off Boris Johnson, days before she defected from Nigel Farage’s Party to give the prime minister her support.
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In the video, leaked by the Bassetlaw Brexit Party, Rees-Mogg is seen saying: "[Boris Johnson] does not believe in right and wrong".
Rees-Mogg, sister of Tory leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg, stepped down from the Brexit Party to re-enlist with Boris Johnson in order to 'Get Brexit Done'.
However, in the video showing her giving a speech deriding the prime minister in front of a crowd at the Clumber Inn, in Ordsall last August, Rees-Mogg tears into Johnson and his morals.
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"He voted for Theresa May through thick and thin and the disastrous deal. He supported her while she was prime minister," she says.
"It took him a long time to resign. When he did he wanted the job for himself and he realised that leaving properly was probably the only way he could garner the votes - he's an opportunist. He does not believe in right and wrong, as far as I can tell he believes in Boris Johnson."
The Brexit Party released the video in an attempt to damn the defector, with MEP Ben Habib saying: "[Annunziata Rees-Mogg] you may well be right about him. If so, how do you justify advocating people vote for him?"
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