Leave means Leave: Jacob Rees-Mogg claims Home Office, Treasury are trying to thwart Brexit

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Conservative Party Conference 2017- Day Two
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High profile backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg has complained that at least two government departments are trying to thwart the Brexit process.

Speaking at a fringe event during the Conservative party conference this afternoon the Somerset North MP said named the Treasury and the Home Office as trying to make leaving the European Union more difficult.

Rees-Mogg said he was "suspicious" of the Treasury, who he accused of having an "dishonest" approach to Brexit.

He then turned on the Home Office, saying it was in the department's interests to delay Brexit and changes to border controls. Home secretary Amber Rudd should "whip her department into shape," he said.

Rees-Mogg also said the BBC had been "absolutely appalling" since the referendum.

At the same event - during which one delegate fainted - former Brexit minister David Jones said the government had a fully worked out plan for a "no deal" option, in which WTO trade rules would apply. Although he praised those working in the department for setting aside their own personal views on Brexit, he said the government must reveal those plans.

Every single EU minister I spoke to made it "abundantly clear" they want us worse off Out than In, says former Brexit minister David Jones

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