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Rees-Mogg: No deal Brexit on the cards

By Staff Reporter

Hardline Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has said Britain is heading for a no deal exit from the EU.

The prominent Tory MP insisted that leaving on World Trade Organisation (WTO) terms was now likely.

Presenting a phone-in on LBC, Mr Rees-Mogg said: "I think we are heading to WTO and I think WTO is nothing to be frightened of."

But he said talks should continue with Brussels, stating: "I think we should carry on negotiating until the end.

"I don't think we necessarily need the theatrics of walking away, but the truth is that WTO is likely to be all that they will offer us."

Government sources insisted the Prime Minister was "standing over" the Chequers Cabinet compromise on withdrawal plans.

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier openly questioned the credibility of the UK's proposals.

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