Tory toff Jacob Rees Mogg has been in talks with the treasurer of UKIP — plotting to block government policy using the courts. The Telegraph reports that millionaire Stuart Wheeler met with the Somerset MP in the Commons over plans to bring a judicial review against the implementation of the European Arrest Warrant.
Rees Mogg has already suggested that Nigel Farage could be given a seat in government.
This latest embarrassment to David Cameron looks to be part of a trend for Tory MPs to openly defying his authority. Appearing on Newsnight earlier this month, Essex MP John Baron refused to rule out crossing the floor to UKIP, stating that he would “never say never”.
This week two other Tory backbenchers — Peter Tapsell and Zac Goldsmith — were the ones to introduce defector Douglas Carswell to the Commons as a UKIP MP (VIDEO):
Chief whip Michael Gove must have a very busy lunch schedule at the moment.