Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Johnson hints at more resignations over May’s Brexit plans

The resignation is likely to increase pressure on Theresa May More The resignation is likely to increase pressure on Theresa May More
Patty Aguilar | 10 November, 2018, 14:29

Jo Johnson, the brother of Boris Johnson, has quit as transport minister in the British government and called for the public to have a fresh say on Brexit.

In a video on Twitter, Johnson said the United Kingdom was "barrelling" towards an incoherent Brexit, leaving the nation "trapped" in an subordinate relationship to the European Union.

Boris Johnson " s brother Jo Johnson has resigned as transport minister, saying the Brexit deal being finalised "will be a bad mistake'.

"Instead of "in Europe but not run by Europe", we will be out of Europe and yet wholly subject to European rules".

The MP for Orpington is brother to Boris Johnson, the Brexit-supporting former Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary - but, like sister Rachel, was himself a Remain supporter during Britain's referendum on European Union membership in 2016.

His resignation comes as it is thought that a special cabinet meeting could be held early next week for ministers to approve the government's draft agreement on the terms of the UK's exit.

"I don't think that's the answer because what we have to do now is accept the democratic will of the British people and get the best agreement possible", Fox said.

He added it would be a "democratic travesty" if Britons were not able to go back to the polls to vote on the terms of the deal that may be struck with Brussels.

Quitting as junior transport minister, Johnson called May's Brexit plans "delusional" and said he could not vote for the deal she is expected to unveil in parliament within weeks.

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The deal being negotiated with Europe by the government - dubbed the "Chequers Deal" - would leave Britain economically weakened with no say in European Union rules it would have to adhere to for years, while a "no deal" scenario would inflict damage on the country.

For good measure he added that Mrs May's handling of Brexit "is a failure of British statecraft on a scale unseen since the Suez crisis".

"I hope and I believe that we can secure that majority in Parliament for the agreement".

At the same time, the sources claimed that Brussels isn't sure whether Prime Minister Theresa May's Cabinet approves of her plans.

Labour said the resignation - the 18th during the PM's tenure - showed May had lost authority and could not negotiate Brexit.

"Theresa May is in office, but not in power".

"If what is outlined in the reply is the type of deal the Prime Minister intends to conclude, then the DUP could not support a deal which annexes Northern Ireland from the rest of the United Kingdom", she wrote.

"He has not done that".

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