Brother of Boris John­son quits Bri­tish gov­ern­ment:

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Jo John­son, the younger brother of Boris, re­signed from Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May’s gov­ern­ment, call­ing in a with­er­ing cri­tique for an­other ref­er­en­dum to avoid her Brexit plans un­leash­ing a cri­sis. Quit­ting as a ju­nior trans­port min­is­ter, John­son called May’s Brexit plans delu­sional and said he could not vote for the deal she is ex­pected to un­veil in Par­lia­ment within weeks. “Bri­tain stands on the brink of the great­est cri­sis since the Sec­ond World War,” said John­son, a for­mer Fi­nan­cial Times jour­nal­ist who voted to stay in the E.U. in the 2016 ref­er­en­dum. He called it the worst fail­ure of state­craft since the 1956 Suez Canal cri­sis. Boris John­son, who pushed for Brexit, also has de­cried May’s plans.

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