March 12, 2019 / 3:37 PM / 3 months ago

Eurosceptic Rees-Mogg says May's position as PM not in danger in Brexit storm

LONDON, March 12 (Reuters) - Conservative eurosceptic lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg said he did not believe the position of Theresa May as Britain’s prime minister was endangered by the prospect of a likely loss in Tuesday evening’s key Brexit vote.

In January, May lost in a parliamentary vote on her EU exit deal by 230 votes.

Asked what would happen if she lost by more than 100 votes this time, Rees-Mogg told Sky News: “I think that if (the loss) is by less than 230 votes, she will be able to say ‘we’ve made some progress’ and I wouldn’t worry about the prime minister’s position.

He added: “There isn’t a mechanism for an early election which is likely to be successful.” (Reporting by Elisabeth O’Leary; editing by Stephen Addison)

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