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Jacob Rees-Mogg brands Mark Carney ‘enemy of Brexit’

Jacob Rees-Mogg brands Mark Carney ‘enemy of Brexit’

Agnes Chambre

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Jacob Rees-Mogg has described the governor of the Bank of England as “an enemy of Brexit”.

Mark Carney has made numerous warnings about the effect of Brexit on the economy, including most recently hinting interest rates could rise as early as November. 

He made a significant intervention during the EU referendum campaign and has said Brexit will make UK households poorer. 

But today Mr Rees-Mogg hit out at Mr Carney’s comments, branding him “an enemy”. 

He told BBC Radio 5 live: “Mark Carney has consistently complained about the Brexit vote and the result of Brexit.

"He said before the Brexit vote took place there would be a sharp downturn in the economy, he had a panic interest rate cut that was completely unnecessary and helped push the pound down further than it would otherwise have gone. Mark Carney is one of the enemies of Brexit, he has opposed it consistently." 

When asked if it was responsible to use that phrase, he said: “Yes, well, he is.”

He added: “Mark Carney has opposed Brexit the whole way through and is an enemy of Brexit. There is no doubt about that. His statements have been consistently hostile to Brexit.” 

Mr Rees-Mogg also accused the BBC itself of bias after host Emma Barnett questioned him about economic uncertainty since last year's vote.

“This is classic BBC. It’s the constant refrain from the BBC, despite Brexit, there’s been some good news, because of Brexit, there’s been some bad news. This is simply not the case."

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