JRM and Farridge are focusing on throwing fish in the Thames at the moment, it would appear that they’ve decided to wind back from for e.g. leadership bids with Mogg to back a sort of gritted teeth “just get it over the line” Brexit.
Hence the fish stuff is pretty toothless (and suitably stupid).
But, Mogg is still a voice that will be instantly amplified by Dacre et al if he started really pushing the agenda of “vassal state” to the fore- and May has shown that she hasn’t the inclination to face him down.
Your comment about saving face is really what I’m referring to I guess- that there is enough within that to satisfy Moggage I doubt. They’re quiet for now but I can’t see that continuing