Ex-min­is­ter calls for 2nd Brexit vote

Toronto Sun - - NEWS -

LON­DON — A for­mer U.K. min­is­ter says oth­ers may step down from the govern­ment to protest Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May’s Brexit plan.

Jo John­son told BBC ra­dio Satur­day it’s up to MPs to take a stand.

He said that if oth­ers de­cide to re­sign, “good on them.”

John­son, the younger brother of Boris John­son, stepped down as a trans­port min­is­ter Fri­day and called for a sec­ond Brexit ref­er­en­dum.

He said May’s Brexit plan would dam­age Bri­tain’s na­tional in­ter­est.

He said the plan is so dif­fer­ent from what had been promised dur­ing the 2016 ref­er­en­dum that a sec­ond vote is needed.

May has re­jected all de­mands for an­other vote, say­ing the 2016 vote in favour of leav­ing the Eu­ro­pean Union is de­fin­i­tive.

Dif­fi­cult ne­go­ti­a­tions be­tween Bri­tain and the EU con­tinue.

JO JOHN­SON

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