Jacob Rees-Mogg has joined joined a line-up of famous literary figures contributing to a new anthology on Brexit. An essay by the Tory MP will appear alongside pieces by Sarah Perry, Jessie Burton and Ian Rankin in Goodbye, Europe, published next month.
The book features a mix of short stories and essays from anti-Brexit authors including authors Matt Haig and Cathy Rentzenbrink, as well as from writers who support Britain’s decision to leave the EU, such as historian Andrew Roberts and novelist Lionel Shriver.
Rees-Mogg, an outspoken supporter of Brexit, recently topped a poll of Conservative Party members as the most popular candidate for the leadership. In his Goodbye, Europe essay, the MP for North East Somerset writes: “Leaving the European Union is a great liberation for the United Kingdom, as worthy for celebration as victory at Waterloo or the Glorious Revolution.”