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How Jacob Rees-Mogg made the case for extending Article 50

The arch-Leaver’s arguments at the Brexit Committee today will sound oddly familiar to Remainers

By Alex Dean  

Photo: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Brexit Secretary David Davis did not have a good morning. The man with one of the most difficult jobs in British politics appeared before the Brexit Select Committee, where he was subjected to a grilling from its chair, Hilary Benn, and its MPs.

As ever, the transcript of the exchange does not make for easy reading. Davis will have hated every minute of the interrogation. But it was also surprising in one specific way: Jacob Rees-Mogg set upon Davis, and in doing so, made…

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