Boris Johnson's brother quits United Kingdom govt over 'terrible mistake' Brexit deal

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"We are barrelling towards an incoherent Brexit that is going to leave us trapped in a subordinate relationship to the EU".

Boris Johnson's brother Jo Johnson has resigned from Theresa May's government, insisting that the public should have a final say vote on the actual deal the government is cobbling together as Britain was "on the brink of the greatest crisis" since World War Two and what is actually on offer isn't "anything like what was promised".

Britain has proposed a UK-wide temporary customs arrangement with the European Union to resolve the issue but Brexiteers in her party want London to have the final say on when that arrangement would end, to prevent it from being tied indefinitely to the bloc.

Rachel's comments on the state of Brexit were subsequently echoed by her father Stanley Johnson who said that the negotiations were "careering into the jaws of death".

Downing Street said on Friday evening it would not agree to a second referendum vote under any circumstances and reiterated a promise not to sign the United Kingdom up to any deal which could return a hard border to Northern Ireland.

Jo Johnson, younger brother of former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, said Friday that the withdrawal agreement being discussed would greatly weaken Britain. This is a con on the British people.

Such a choice was a "failure of British statecraft on a scale unseen since the Suez crisis", he added.

"We are seeing a hard end to the negotiation", he told Sky News.

The better alternative, he believes, is to have another vote on whether the people want to actually leave now when they know the cost they will have to pay.

He wrote: "Boundless admiration as ever for my brother Jo.

There are many Conservative MPs who share Jo Johnson's serious concerns".

While the majority of his constituents voted to leave the European Union, he rejected the idea that a vote on "what an idealised Brexit might offer" versus what was being delivered in reality, matched up to what many had voted for, describing the current state of things as an affront to democracy.

Corbyn, a long-standing Eurosceptic, has seemingly been mindful that a significant amount of Labour voters opted to leave in the June 2016 referendum.

Eloise Todd, head of the anti-Brexit campaign group 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".

Jenny Chapman, Shadow Brexit Minister, said: "Jo Johnson is the eighteenth minister to resign from Theresa May's government".

May's Downing Street office said on Twitter: "We will not under any circumstances have a second referendum".

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