Rees-Mogg accuses Treasury of 'fiddling' figures in Brexit report

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Analysis showing UK would be worse off outside customs union is politically influenced, he says

Jacob Rees-Mogg has stepped up his attack on the Treasury, accusing officials of “fiddling the figures” in an effort to keep Britain in the EU customs union.

As senior ministers prepare to discuss Britain’s future relationship with the EU, the chairman of the pro-Brexit European Research Group of Tory MPs said any deal that kept the UK in a common customs area with the EU would be unacceptable.

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