Speaking on his LBC radio show, the Tory Brexiteer revealed he would not be leaving the Conservative Party despite its failure to so far deliver on the 2016 Brexit referendum result. Reading out messages from listeners, the Tory MP for North East Somerset said: “We have somebody say ‘a lifelong Conservative voter, the party is finished, please defect to the Brexit Party’. I am not going to do that. They have got one Rees-Mogg.
“They don’t want to be greedy and have lots of us.”
Steve in Southport called Mr Rees-Mogg and said Theresa May has been the “biggest waste of time ever” as he questioned how was possible she was elected as Prime Minister.
The LBC caller added: “The most we are ever going to get out of it is Bremain.
“She’s never had any intentions of delivering Brexit.”
The comments come as Tory MP for Kettering Philip Hollobone warned MPs will be forced to reconsider their political future if the Tories do not deliver on Brexit.
The Tory Brexiteer hit out at Remainer MPs wanting to thwart the Brexit vote, as he warned Britain is now in a situation where it is the “establishment versus the people”.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, the MP for Kettering said: “There would still be a battle to fight within the Conservative Party.
“There are enough of us left, I think, to deliver a proper Brexit.”
When asked whether he would leave the Tories to join Nigel Farage’s newly-formed Brexit Party, Mr Hollobone insisted the “battle isn’t yet over”.
But he warned: “Certainly lots of Conservative MPs would be thinking about their futures if we ultimately didn’t deliver Brexit at all.”
Mr Hollobone added: “Most Remainers accent true result. In Kettering, 39 percent of people voted to stay. The vast majority of those accept the result – they don’t like it but they accept it and they believe that democracy should be respected and they had expected us to have left by this point.
“There is only a minority of Remainers who actually want to stop Brexit. Sadly, a lot of them in the House of Commons and sadly, a lot of them are MPs who represent Brexit seats and they are not doing what their constituents told them to do.
“So, the problem is in Parliament and ultimately we have got a problem of the establishment versus the people.”
Prime Minister Theresa May this week told members of the backbench Tory 1922 Committee she would stand down in time for someone else to take the reins for the second phase of the negotiations.
The PM said: “I know there is a desire for a new approach – and new leadership – in the second phase of the Brexit negotiations – and I won’t stand in the way of that.”
It would be possible for her to declare she is stepping down, but to remain in post during the contest to select a successor.
But now there is an extension it looks likely she will try and stay as PM until the end of October.