Daily Mail Online: Leading Tory Jacob Rees-Mogg says the Government MUST honour the EU referendum pledge to pump £350m a week into the NHS as politicians ‘cannot hide behind the small print’

Jacob Rees-Mogg today said the Government must honour the EU referendum promise to pump another £350million into the NHS a week.

The leading Brexiteer said he did not want the figure used in the campaign and plastered on the side of the bus which toured the country.

But he said ‘electors believe a promise was made’ and that ‘politicians cannot hide behind the small print like some disreputable businesses do’.

He made the call as he set out his own ‘Brexit Budget’ in which he urged the Government to cut taxes and maintain free trade to boost the economy.

He said Britain can look forward to a £135 billion Brexit windfall if it seizes the opportunities of quitting the EU to trade globally and slash red tape.

And he urged Philip Hammond to set aside £2.5billion to plans for a no deal Brexit – dramatically more than the modest £250m the Chancellor has released.

Speaking at the launch of a report by the Economists for Free Trade, he said he agreed with the head of the NHS Simon Stevens when he asked for the money last week.

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