Stanley Johnson Gives Instant Reaction As Jo Johnson Resigns From Government

Jo Johnson warns people Kent of no deal Brexit as he quits ministerial role

"It has become increasingly clear to me that the withdrawal agreement, which is being finalised. even as I write, will be a awful mistake", he wrote in a stinging resignation statement.

With great regret, I'm resigning from the Government - I have set out my reasons in this article and the video below.

Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable, whose party supports calls for a "People's Vote" on the final deal, said: "We warmly welcome Jo Johnson's support of the campaign to give the people the final say on the deal and a chance to exit from Brexit".

Jo Johnson has resigned from the Government calling for the public to have a fresh say on Brexit.

Johnson said Brussels offered Britain a chose between "vassalage and chaos" and that the document was "a failure of British statecraft on a scale unseen since the Suez crisis".

Brexit negotiations have put Britain on the brink of the greatest crisis it has faced since the Second World War, Transport Minister Jo Johnson warned in his resignation letter.

In a tweet, Boris said he had "boundless admiration" for his brother and that they are "united in dismay" at the indefensibility of May's position even though they disagree over Brexit.

On Friday the DUP, whose support Theresa May relies on for votes in the Commons, said they can not support any deal which included the possibility that Northern Ireland would be treated differently from the rest of the UK.

"This is the time for all of them, as Jo Johnson has done, to look deep inside their consciences, to reflect deeply on their responsibilities, and do the right thing for future generations".

One of the scenarios being discussed is Britain remaining in a customs agreement with the European Union for a limited period even after the end of the transition period on December 31, 2020, which would avoid the introduction of new border controls between Ireland and Northern Ireland, Walker said.

Downing Street thanked him for his work but continued to insist there was no prospect of another referendum "under any circumstances".

Eloise Todd, of Best for Britain, said: "This is an incredibly fearless move from Jo Johnson at a time when the public desperately needs more MPs to act in the national interest".

The ex-transport minister said: "Hopes for the easiest deal in history have proved to be delusions".

"My brother Boris.is as unhappy with the government's proposals as I am", he said.

"This is a fascinating situation in which Jo and his sister are united in opposing their brother Boris and his Brexit plans".

In a blog for Medium, Johnson, brother of arch-Brexiteer and former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, writes: "Although I voted Remain, I have desperately wanted the government, in which I have been proud to serve, to make a success of Brexit: to reunite our country, our party and, yes, my family too".

Earlier on Friday, the DUP accused the Prime Minister Theresa May of breaking promises over plans to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit.

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