'That was when I knew Leave would WIN' Jacob Rees-Mogg reveals 'moment that SEALED Brexit'

'That was when I knew Leave would WIN' Jacob Rees-Mogg reveals 'moment that SEALED Brexit'

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'That was when I knew Leave would WIN' Jacob Rees-Mogg reveals 'moment that SEALED Brexit'

Jacob Rees-Mogg has revealed the exact moment he knew the Brexit campaign had won over the nation during the contentious campaign.

During an interview with the BBC, he reflected on the Brexit campaign and said the vote was sealed when the Leave campaign successfully recruited Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.

He told The Cameron Years, a Radio 4 programme discussing David Cameron's legacy, that the two leading Tories were game-changers for lifelong Brexiters like him.

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Mr Rees-Mogg said he personally signed Michael Gove up to the Leave campaign, winning his support in the face of strong attempts from David Cameron's Remain campaign team.

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The Brexiteer recalled how he wrote Mr Gove a long letter discussing the merits of Brexit and, just days later, the cabinet minister was a part of the Leave campaign.

He said when Boris Johnson joined, the momentum in the campaign shifted and the two recruits had "sealed the country's decision".

The MP said: "I was always confident that Leave would win once Gove and Boris were on board.

"It became a broad, serious national campaign - more than just me and Bill Cash jumping around in a Somerset village hall."

David Cameron's trusted ally Sir Oliver Letwin, who personally tried - and failed - to win Boris Johnson's support for Remain, agreed the current Foreign Secretary's choice was a decisive moment.

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