Jacob Rees-Mogg has reassured the Conservative faithful with promises that Brexit will be a monumental victory for Britain, just like Waterloo, Trafalgar and the American War of Independence.

Despite the War of Independence being seen by many as a defeat for Britain and a continued erosion of their powers, Rees-Mogg described it as an inadvertent triumph.

“Although we didn’t instigate it, the War of Independence was a great victory for Britain,” enthused the North East Somerset MP.

“It showed us just how powerful we could be alone, just like Brexit will.

“And moreover it put us into a position to join up in the future with great organisations, such as the EU.”

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