Theresa May’s Brexit olive branch to Jeremy Corbyn has sparked a Tory civil war with irate Brexiteers including Jacob Rees-Mogg accusing her of making the Labour leader deputy Prime Minister. Members of the Conservative Eurosceptic ERG group have openly admitted they are plotting to throw Mrs May out of No 10 because she has asked Mr Corbyn to help rescue her EU divorce. The Prime Minister will meet the Labour leader today and reportedly plans to hammer out a deal by the Friday night to avoid a long Brexit delay and taking part in European elections. Mr Rees-Mogg described the offer as ‘deeply unsatisfactory’ and accused Mrs May of planning to collaborate with ‘a known Marxist’, referring to him as Mrs May’s deputy PM, while other Tories accused her of ‘destroying’ the Tory party by asking Mr Corbyn to get her off the hook. But he refused to say he would vote to topple Mrs May from office and said: ‘I have more confidence in Theresa May than in Jeremy Corbyn, though that’s not necessarily a very high bar, and Mr Corbyn – even as deputy – is still not the prime minister’. Mrs May sparked rebellion among Brexiteers after she used… Read full this story
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