Boris brother quits & demands second vote
BORIS Johnson’s brother resigned as transport minister yesterday over Brexit and called for a new referendum.
Jo Johnson sparked a government crisis as he quit and warned the deal being finalised by Theresa May “will be a terrible mistake”.
The Tory MP said he could not vote for the deal which the PM is expected to bring back to parliament within weeks, branding the Brexit talks “chaos”.
Mr Johnson wrote: “A ‘no deal’ outcome of this sort may well be better than the never ending purgatory the Prime Minister is offering the country.
“But my message to my brother and to all Leave campaigners is that inflicting such serious economic and political harm on the country will leave an indelible impression of incompetence in the minds of the public.
“Given that the reality of Brexit has turned out to be so far from what was once promised, the democratic thing to do is to give the public the final say.”
Brexiteer BoJo, right, said he had “boundless admiration” for his brother. He added: “We may not have agreed about Brexit but we are united in dismay at the intellectually and politically indefensible UK position.” Downing Street said: “We will not under any circumstances have a second referendum. “The PM thanks Jo Johnson for his work in Government.”
RESIGNED: Jo Johnson