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Jo Johnson quits government over Brexit

JO JOHNSON became the eighteenth minister of Prime Minister Theresa May’s government to quit after he resigned today.

The pro-EU transport minister and Orpington MP called for the public to have a final say on Brexit because the withdrawal agreement Ms May is trying to agree with the EU is “a terrible mistake.”

He added that Britain was “barrelling towards an incoherent Brexit that is going to leave us trapped in a subordinate relationship to the EU.”

His pro-Brexit brother Boris, who quit as foreign secretary in July over Ms May’s Chequers plan for leaving the EU, praised his decision to resign by saying that the siblings were “united in dismay” at her handling of the negotiations.

Shadow Brexit minister Jenny Chapman said: “She has lost all authority and is incapable of negotiating a Brexit deal within her own party, let alone with the EU. 

“Theresa May is in office, but not in power.”


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