Conservative backbench MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg is reportedly featuring in a channel 4 Brexit debate.
Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn were planning to debate on either ITV or BBC this Sunday in an attempt to win over public support for/against the Brexit deal.
However, Mrs May refused to solely debate Corbyn one-on-one and referred to also take questions from the audience, whereas Mr Corbyn did not.
Eventually, both the BBC and ITV withdrew their offers.
Channel 4 is now reportedly hosting a TV debate with 4 MPs who will represent different routes Brexit could take.
Jacob Rees-Mogg has reportedly accepted an offer to represent a no deal Brexit whereas Green Party leader, Caroline Lucas will represent remaining in the EU.
Hearing that @Jacob_Rees_Mogg and @CarolineLucas are currently lined up for Channel 4’s big Brexit debate on Sunday. Representing the no-deal and People’s Vote podiums respectively. Government and Labour representatives tbc.
— Sebastian Payne (@SebastianEPayne) December 7, 2018
Sebastian Payne, the FinancialTimes political leader writer, said: “Hearing that @Jacob_Rees_Mogg and @CarolineLucas are currently lined up for Channel 4’s big Brexit debate on Sunday. Representing the no-deal and People’s Vote podiums respectively. Government and Labour representatives tbc.”
It will be brilliant to see Jacob air his views live to the nation and promote a no deal Brexit. The scaremongering and the fear promoted by remain MPs and anyone against a proper Brexit needs to be countered and I feel Jacob is the man for the job.
The BBC said in a statement: “We are disappointed that we could not reach an agreement on the BBC’s proposal for a debate on Brexit.
“We have been clear throughout the whole of this process that, as well as a substantive head-to-head debate, any programme we broadcast would need to include other voices, including other political parties, to reflect the wide range of views the public and parliamentarians hold about Brexit.
“The final proposal we put to both of the main parties was for a head-to-head debate between the Prime Minister and the leader of the opposition, followed by a discussion between eight panellists, including politicians, with a wide range of views on Brexit, and ending with further head-to-head debate and closing statements.
“We believe ours was a fair and appropriate format for those taking part and, crucially, for our audiences around the country, and it is a shame we will not be able to bring them this programme.”