Saturday December 14, 2019

The group of death

It operates in the shadows of British politics, it has no website and no apparent structure, and its membership includes many of the most hardline Eurosceptics in the House of Commons. Meet the European Research Group

27th January, 2019
Jacob Rees-Mogg was elevated to chair of the ERG a year ago, propelling the group to the centre of the bitter Brexit debate Pic: PA

If it were only one man in a pinstriped suit and his nanny, then people might be forgiven for sniggering at them – or even ignoring them as slightly out of touch with the real world. But Jacob Rees-Mogg’s slightly eccentric appearance is a distraction from the fact that he chairs a rather large gang of Tory MPs who are Europhobes to the core. Their parliamentary grouping is called the European Research Group, the ERG....

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