Daniel Capurro Follow 9 November 2018 • 9:00pm In Britain's post-war politics few families, if any, have been both as ever-present and influential as the Johnsons. From the father Stanley’s unremarkable beginnings in the West Country, they’ve climbed the twin summits of journalism and politics to become a central feature of Westminster. Like rats, “in London, you’re never more than a few feet from at least two Johnsons” joked Rachel Johnson in an article last year. Until now, however, the rest of the Johnsons have been only a supporting cast in the extravaganza that is Boris’s political career. That is until Jo Johnson chose to resign from the Cabinet on Friday and back calls for a second referendum. While Boris was quick to back his brother... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then … [Read more...] about Jo Johnson steps out of the shadow of big brother Boris
News / UK and world by Press Association November 9, 2018, 5:19 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Boris Johnson said he had “boundless admiration” for his brother Jo, who has quit as a minister over Theresa May’s handling of Brexit. The former foreign secretary and his Remain-supporting brother were on opposite sides of the Brexit divide but were “united in dismay” at the “intellectually and politically indefensible” UK position. Labour said Jo Johnson was the 18th minister to resign from Mrs May’s administration since the election and it showed she was “in office, but not in power”. Jo Johnson said the choice being offered was between a “travesty of Brexit” under the deal being thrashed out by the Prime Minister and the EU, or the “untold damage” of a no-deal Brexit. He said the public should be given the chance to vote again on whether they … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson backs brother Jo’s decision to quit over Brexit
BORIS Johnson's brother Jo Johnson quit the Government today and demanded a second referendum. The rail minister said the deal was "substantially worse" than staying in the EU, and it was "imperative we go back to the people and check" they still want to leave. Who is Jo Johnson? Joseph Edmund Johnson is Boris Johnson's younger brother and a former Rail minister. He was elected the Member of Parliament for Orpington in the General Election in May 2010, and re-elected in 2015 and 2017. The 46-year-old has been serving as the Minister for London since 2018, until his resignation earlier today. From April 2013 to May 2015, he was the Head of the Number 10 Policy Unit, and became Minister of State for the Cabinet Office in July 2014. Following the May 2015 general election, Jo Johnson became the Minister for Universities and Science. In January 2018, he became the Minister of State for the Department of Transport. He is married to Amelia Gentleman, a reporter for The Guardian, and they … [Read more...] about Who is Jo Johnson, why did the rail minister resign over Brexit and does Boris’ brother want a second referendum?
PUBLISHED: 16:13 09 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:25 09 November 2018 Jessica Hill Jo Johnson, who has resigned as transport minister over Brexit, Simon Cooper/PA Wire PA Archive/PA Images Jo Johnson has resigned as transport minister over Brexit, saying the deal being finalised “will be a terrible mistake.” Jo Johnson, brother of former foreign secretary Boris, said of his resignation as transport minister: “It has become increasingly clear to me that the Withdrawal Agreement, which is being finalised in Brussels and Whitehall even as I write, will be a terrible mistake.”The proposed deal “will leave our country economically weakened, with no say in the EU rules it must follow and years of uncertainty for business” but the alternative is a no-deal Brexit which “will inflict untold damage on our nation”.Calling for a second referendum he said: “Given that the reality of Brexit has turned out to be so far … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson’s brother quits over Brexit, calling for second referendum
BORIS Johnson's brother Jo Johnson has quit the Government over Brexit - and has demanded a second referendum. The rail minister said he has resigned today because it's "imperative we go back to the people and check" they still want to leave. The news will be a huge blow to Theresa May as Brexit talks reach another crucial crunchpoint. She is expected to get a deal in the coming days after signing off an agreement from her cabinet. Jo Johnson's resignation comes just months after his own brother Boris quit as Foreign Secretary - saying he couldn't back Mrs May's plans any longer. BRITS JUST WANT TO HAVE SUN How might Brexit affect my European holiday? Exclusive‘WE CAN’T SURVIVE’ Disabled mum on Universal Credit forced to use food banks DISGRACE Fury as top Corbynista says it’s ‘sickening’ that Brits wear 'racist' poppies ALARM BELLS No Deal Brexit could break up the UK, Theresa May's DUP allies warn ExclusiveRAABED UP WRONG WAY Dominic Raab fears … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson’s brother Jo Johnson QUITS over Brexit and demands a second referendum