PM ON BRINK OF LOSING ANOTHER 3 MINISTERS
14 Sunday Mail Theresa May is braced for more resignations after Jo Johnson quit as transport minister and demanded a second Brexit referendum.
Three ministers are in “advanced talks” to follow his lead to pile pressure on the Prime Minister, sources said yesterday.
An insider revealed: “They are planning when exactly is the right time to do it. Jo really set the news agenda by releasing his decision on Friday evening.”
Johnson, who unlike his brother Boris backed Remain, branded May’s handling of Brexit negotiations “a failure of British statecraft on a scale unseen since the Suez crisis”, which led to Anthony Eden quitting as PM in 1957.
A backbench source added: “Jo’s decision is a real blow for the PM. It shows there is another front that is opening up.
“We all knew the Brexiteers have dug in and are prepared to vote against whatever deal she brings back from Brussels. But now you have a fresh set of Remain people who are equally hardline.”
Tory MP Anna Soubry, an outspoken Remainer, said: “Jo isn’t the only minister who shares these views and I hope others will follow his lead.”
RESIGNED Jo Johnson