UK’s Jo Johnson resigns as junior minister over ‘delusional’ Brexit, calls for public vote on May’s deal
FILE PHOTO: Jo Johnson, the brother of Boris Johnson, walks thru Westminster in London, Britain, June 30, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo
LONDON (Reuters) – Jo Johnson, the brother of main Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson, resigned as a junior delivery minister on Friday, issuing a damning critique of Prime Minister Theresa May’s “delusional” Brexit negotiation and calling for a vote on her ultimate deal.
“Britain stands on the brink of the greatest crisis since the Second World War,” Johnson, who voted to stick within the EU within the 2016 referendum, mentioned in a commentary.
“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,” he added.
Reporting via Guy Faulconbridge; modifying via Kate Holton