‘More top Tories in Brexit exit’
FORMER transport minister Jo Johnson has signalled that more leading Tories may be poised to quit over Brexit.
Mr Johnson, whose resignation rocked Westminster on Friday, said if other senior MPs followed suit, “good on them”.
He denounced the choice between Theresa May’s proposals or a no-deal as a “failure of British statecraft on a scale unseen since the Suez crisis”.
Asked whether other ministers should quit over the issue, Mr Johnson said: “I think this is so important that it’s up to MPs to take a stand.
“I’ve done so. If others feel that it’s right for them to do so, good on them.”
Mr Johnson, brother of Brexiteer Boris, insisted his resignation was not an attempt to oust the prime minister. He has called for a second referendum.
But he added: “My priority is really just to do my bit as a now backbench MP to try and encourage the country to pause and reflect before we do something that is irrevocably stupid.”
RESIGNED: Jo Johnson