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They couldn’t take down Theresa May—and the ERG have further challenges ahead

Jacob Rees-Mogg and colleagues risk being left with little chance to prevent a soft Brexit

By Asa Bennett  

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg departs after speaking to the media outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London. Photo: PA

Scores of Eurosceptic Conservative MPs are part of the European Research Group. So when Theresa May’s sealing of the Brexit deal last month prompted its chairman, Jacob Rees-Mogg, to dramatically announce that he no longer had confidence in her leadership, it seemed like his fellow Brexiteers would join him in his charge.

It quickly became apparent that Rees-Mogg’s move had not been so well co-ordinated. The group ended…

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