April 7, 2019 / 8:34 AM / 14 days ago

Eurosceptic lawmaker says Britain should make life difficult if left in EU

Britain's Conservative Party MP Jacob Rees-Mogg walks outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/Files

LONDON (Reuters) - Leading eurosceptic Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg said if Britain were to stay in the European Union beyond April 12, the country should become the bloc’s most difficult member and veto a seven-year financial framework.

“If we are forced to remain in we must be the most difficult member possible,” Rees-Mogg, leader of the ERG, a eurosceptic group in the governing Conservative Party, told Sky News on Sunday.

“When the multi-annual financial framework comes forward, if we’re still in, this is our one in seven year opportunity to veto the budget and to be really very difficult.”

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper and Raissa Kasolowsky; Editing by Keith Weir

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