Boris Johnson’s Brother Quits U.K. Government Amid Brexit Chaos

Jo Johnson, 47, Conservative MP for Orpington and the minister of state for universities and science, made the announcement on Twitter.

“It’s been an honour to represent Orpington for 9 years & to serve as a minister under three PMs,” Jo Johnson wrote.

“In recent weeks I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest – it’s an unresolvable tension & time for others to take on my roles as MP & Minister.”

He is opposed to a no-deal Brexit. But his elder brother, the 55-year-old PM, has committed to leaving the European Union—with or without a deal—on October 31.

The younger Johnson voted to remain in the 2016 referendum. His brother headed up the official Vote Leave campaign.

In a statement, Downing Street said Boris Johnson thanked his brother for his service.

Full article at: Newsweek.

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