Boris brother quits & de­mands sec­ond vote

Daily Star - - NEWS - By NADEEM BADSHAH nadeem.badshah@ dai­

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

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