Setting out six reasons why MPs should reject her plan at a crunch Parliament vote next week, Mr Rees-Mogg had previously raged the terms would force Britain to hand over £39 billion to Brussels without any guarantee of a trade deal. He also said it would would cripple Britain’s ability to strike new agreements with countries around the world. He then launched fresh assault on Mrs May in six consecutive Tweets, outlining them with the title: “Reasons why the Withdrawal Agreement is bad”. He said: “This deal hands over £39bn of UK taxpayers money with no guarantee of any long term agreement in return. In two years time we could be in the same place less £39bn. Our money should be conditional on a trade deal. #CleanBrexit.
“This deal, Article 174, keeps the supremacy of the European Court over our own law. #CleanBrexit.
“We could remain tied to the EU for an extendable ‘transition’ period, paying and accepting new laws over which we will have no say. #CleanBrexit.
“Unrestricted immigration of EU nationals will still be continuing at least 4 years after the referendum. #CleanBrexit
“This deal leaves us with regulatory border checks on British goods at Calais, failing to solve the one issue it uses to justify the payment of money and other concessions. #CleanBrexit.”
He finally added: “This deal will deny the UK an independent trade policy while potentially keeping us out of existing EU trade policy. We would be cut off from the world with our trade and economy regulated from Brussels. #CleanBrexit.”
His commentary received a flurry of likes and shares from the outspoken politician’s 204,000 followers.
One commenter said: “Everything that May has said is bad – when will she and the rest of government realise we won’t be taken for mugs? Please please do something to rid us of this tyrant.”
Another said: “We can’t now trust the PM as far as we can throw her… Page 36 of her own manifesto and now overseeing splitting up the United Kingdom – something NO PM would ever do!! Appalling.”
Mr Rees-Moss’s backlash comes amid speculation the Prime Minister could face resignations by ministerial aides in the coming days unless urgent changes are made to her Brexit deal, according to Liam Fox’s parliamentary private secretary.
She has also angered the DUP, who are propping up her Government, with the Northern Ireland party threatening to withdraw their support potentially triggering a snap general election.
On December 11 her deal – which ties the UK to the EU’s customs union and single market – will face a Parliament vote.