Jacob Rees-Mogg is not initiating a coup. He has the support of 17.4 million people.
He has the opportunity now of leading a government of national unity if the leavers can rally to him.
The political coup was that of the arrogant, incompetent and insufferable Theresa May in putting herself forward as Prime Minister in defiance of the will of the people as a Remainer following the referendum of June 23, 2016.
She is now leading a government of remainers plus a few wimps like Michael Gove.
That has always been the political reality, but formerly disguised by the presence of Brexit ministers.
Why the Conservative Party put a Remainer at the head of negotiations to leave the EU only it can explain.
The Conservative Party under Theresa May is now offering to the British people permanent subjection to Europe. Lord Halifax could have not done better in 1940.
I’m afraid that for the most part our MPs are not very clever and (in the case of Mrs May) not very honourable.
Gerald Morgan, Dublin