Freudian slip? Rees Mogg says ‘Brexit is a fundamental error’

PUBLISHED: 15:45 05 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:58 05 September 2018

Jacob Rees-Mogg on LBC Radio. Image: LBC/Global.

Jacob Rees-Mogg on LBC Radio. Image: LBC/Global.

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A radio presenter had to jump into save leading Brextremist Jacob Rees-Mogg after he claimed that Brexit was a “fundamental error”.

The slip-up came as the hardline leaver criticised Theresa May’s Chequers plan on LBC Radio’s Nick Ferrari programme.

Replying to Ferarri’s question about whether or not the Chequers proposal could be “reworked” he replied: “I think not, I think Brexit is a fundamental error. I think it’s trying to do the wrong thing.”

Some were quick to seize on the comments on social media, describing his misspoken words as a “Freudian” slip.

One listener tweeted: “’Brexit is a fundamental error’ says Jacob Rees-Mogg in a slip so Freudian it hurts (all of us).”

Rees-Mogg had been previously accused of “fraudulent” support for Brexit after a 2011 clip re-circulated showing the Conservative MP supporting a second EU referendum.

“You could have two referendums and, as it happens, it may be more sense to have the second referendum after the renegotiation is completed,” he previously claimed.

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