An­other Brexit quit­ter

Sunday Star-Times - - WORLD -

Bri­tain’s trans­port min­is­ter stepped down yes­ter­day to protest Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May’s Brexit plan, and is back­ing calls for a sec­ond ref­er­en­dum on whether the coun­try should leave the Euro­pean Union. Jo John­son, younger brother of for­mer for­eign sec­re­tary Boris John­son, said the with­drawal agree­ment be­ing dis­cussed by EU and Bri­tish lead­ers would greatly weaken the UK, and the only al­ter­na­tive on the ta­ble was a no-deal Brexit that would ‘‘in­flict un­told dam­age’’. John­son’s older brother re­signed in July to protest May’s Brexit plan. Jo John­son backed the ‘‘re­main’’ side dur­ing the orig­i­nal June 2016 ref­er­en­dum.

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