Brexit: Four UK ministers on verge of quitting, EU rejects latest plan

Rodiano Bonacci
Novembre 11, 2018

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.

Stormont's former first minister insisted there were "many others" in the Conservative Party who could also not support the Prime Minister's proposals.

Johnson, backed the Remain side during the referendum said it would be "a travesty" not to have a second referendum.

A government minister has quit with a stark warning over the impact on Kent of a no deal Brexit.

The shadow foreign secretary reiterated that Labour would not back Theresa May's deal unless it passed the party's six tests, underlining once again how the challenge of getting her Brexit agreement through parliament - including past her own backbenchers - could be May's biggest of all.

Rachel said other ministers might now question whether they can "in good conscience" take the country into "no-deal or into vassalage", stating that this is a "real moment for Parliamentarians".

I'd say you couldn't make it up, except I think I said that about something Brexit-related last week (Arron Banks saying that he'd vote Remain in a second referendum, perhaps?) and the week before. There are several sticking points, however, most notably the status of the border between Northern Ireland, a United Kingdom territory, and the Republic of Ireland.

Chris Leslie, another Labour MP, called for the public to have the final choice and accused Corbyn of a "dereliction of duty". "What we can do is recognise the reasons why people voted Leave".

But while Jo Johnson called Theresa May's Brexit strategy "a failure of British statecraft unseen since the Suez crisis" and being bound by European Union rules with no say a "never-ending purgatory", he mocked his brother's suggestion that a no deal Brexit would be a realistic option, adding: "inflicting such serious economic and political harm on the country will leave an indelible impression of incompetence in the minds of the public".

Jo Johnson agreed the government's Brexit plan would leave it "with no say in the European Union rules it must follow".

If Britain does leave the EU, Johnson believes that the chaos will be preferable to the terms offered by the union because, eventually, Britain will adapt.

Jo said: "Brexit has divided the country".

He told the BBC: "When we get the final deal, and it feels like that's not very far away, Cabinet ministers will have to look into their hearts and see whether or not they feel they can support it".

"The prime minister thanks Jo Johnson for his work in government".

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