Jacob Rees-Mogg attends ‘funeral’ for Brexit

PUBLISHED: 13:46 02 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:47 02 October 2018

Our Future Our Choice hold a Brexit funeral. (Photograph: Our Future Our Choice)

Our Future Our Choice hold a Brexit funeral. (Photograph: Our Future Our Choice)

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The leading Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has attended a “funeral” for Brexit at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham.

The stunt - organised by anti-Brexit group Our Future, Our Choice - was designed to symbolise that the political thinking behind Brexit had now died.

It included a hearse and coffin, pallbearers, a gravestone, and an even a euology.

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The group were surprised to have in attendance one of the architects of Brexit, and said it was the “cherry on the cake” for their stunt.

Jacob Rees-Mogg attends a 'funeral' for Brexit (Photograph: Our Future, Our Choice)Jacob Rees-Mogg attends a 'funeral' for Brexit (Photograph: Our Future, Our Choice)

Our Future Our Choice spokesperson Cathleen Clarke, who delivered the eulogy, said: “I laid Brexit to rest. Little did I know that one of this project’s forefathers would be stopping by to see the funeral rites of his political progeny.”

“Credit to Jacob Rees-Mogg - he did the decent thing. It was nice of him to stop by as his brainchild, Brexit, passed on into the political afterlife.”

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Leading anti-Brexit campaigner Femi Oluwole also welcomed Rees-Mogg’s attendance.

“As one of the leaders of this botched project it was only right that he should be there at the end to see Brexit off. Now it is only a matter of time before Jacob, like the majority of the British public, realises that the time is right for a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.”

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