Jacob Rees-Mogg’s stance on the environment: 5 things you need to know

The UK could roll back standards “a very long way”: Five things you need to know about influential Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg’s views on the future of environmental regulations after Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg
Jacob Rees-Mogg addressing the Commons during a debate on the government's customs bill

In the drama surrounding the UK government’s negotiating position on its future relationship with the EU, hardline Brexiter Jacob Rees-Mogg has emerged as a powerful figure. Despite not occupying a ministerial position, he wields considerable influence as chair of the European Research Group (ERG) of Eurosceptic MPs. Remain-backing Conservative MP Anna Soubry claimed earlier this month that Rees-Mogg is “running the country”.

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