Another Brexit quitter
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.