ESCAPE FROM EU! Rees-Mogg urges Tories to back Hardest Brexit and not pay a SINGLE PENNY

JACOB Rees-Mogg has laid the gauntlet to Theresa May at the Tory Party Conference – urging Conservatives to back his hard Brexit plan and “not pay a single penny” to the European Union.

Speaking to party members in Birmingham today, Mr Rees-Mogg said such a move would help the least well off in Britain.

And he insisted it was all legally justifiable.

Outlining his plan the MP said: “There is £40billion of your hard earned money going to the European Union which we save.

“There’s a brilliant report by the House of Lords from March last year with a committee mainly of remainers saying the legal position is absolutely clear, if we leave on world trade terms we are under no obligation to pay a penny – not a brass farthing. We would not owe them anything and we immediately be able to trade with the world.”

In a crushing of Mrs May’s Brexit plan Mr Rees-Mogg said leaving on World Trade Organisation terms would be win-win for Britain.

The MP said: “We wouldn’t have an implementation period, a transition period. We wouldn’t have 21 months of vassalage where we’re told what to do by the EU and have no say what is happening.

“Straight away we will be free to lift tariffs on goods we produce, improving the standard of living for those less-well off in society because those tariffs hit food clothing and footwear.”

He also predicted that neither the British parliament or the EU would accept Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan, and that leaving the bloc without an exit deal should hold no fear.

He said: ”The (opposition) Labour Party doesn’t like it and will vote against it. The Conservative Party doesn’t seem to like it and we will vote against it, and the EU won’t accept it.”

Mr Rees-Mogg, speaking at the fringe event received a standing ovation as he left the stage.

Hundreds of people gathered to hear the eurosceptic at the event in Birmingham.