14.03.2019 | Rees-Mogg savages ministers over failure to resign
Source - The Daily Express
Jacob Rees Mogg has launched a stinging attack on the so-called “gang of four” ministers, claiming they should have resigned after defying a three-line whip and abstaining on a motion which took No Deal off the table last night.
Cabinet ministers Greg Clark, David Gauke, David Mundell, Claire Perry and Amber Rudd all refused to back the Government, and were joined by seven junior ministers and three Parliamentary Private Secretaries.
In the normal course of events ministers who fail to vote with the Government when a three-line whip - the toughest form of Parliamentary discipline – would quit the Government.
Mr Rees-Mogg said: “Collective responsibility requires ministers to support government policy or to resign. It is a basic constitutional point.”