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Jacob Rees-Mogg hopes DUP will come around to May's deal

Jacob Rees-Mogg has said he still backs the PM’s deal and is hoping the DUP “come over” to it. He also praised Mrs May’s behaviour yesterday and said she “deserves support”. Speaking to reporters in London, he said: “I’m in favour of the deal and I hope the DUP will come over to the deal but we’ll have to wait and see what they do.” Asked if he would be speaking to the DUP’s leader after she again ruled out backing the deal on Wednesday night, he said: “I have no plans to speak to Arlene Foster but I do have conversations with the DUP from time to time in the ordinary course of events.” He added: “The Prime Minister behaved very nobly yesterday and I think she does deserve support at this stage. “I don’t like her deal. I make no bones about this. “I don’t think the deal’s suddenly got better, simply that the alternative is now worse. It’s not having any Brexit at all and it’s letting down the 17.4 million people who voted to leave.”

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