PM's Brexit plans under pressure after Jo Johnson resignation and DUP warning

Christopher Davidson
November 11, 2018

In his resignation letter, the younger Johnson made no mention of his big brother who, let us never forget, is one of the chief reasons Britain is in such a hot mess with Brexit. "Other MPs should now follow his lead". Basically, this comes down to the man in charge of Brexit not realising until now - when the United Kingdom is [1.64] to leave the European Union in four-and-a-half months - that quite a lot of our food, medicine and other essentials arrive by boat.

Mrs Leadsom said: "It cannot be a decision that can be overturned by the European Union, it must be capable for the United Kingdom to decide to leave that customs arrangement and it cannot be something the European Union can hold us to".

The Sunday Times said four Remain-leaning ministers were on the brink of quitting, while the Telegraph said politicians would fall like "paper tigers".

Its leader Arlene Foster said Friday she could not vote for the deal if it could see the province treated differently from the rest of the UK.

If Theresa May is unable to bring back a good deal to Parliament, then there must be a general election to allow Labour the chance to take over negotiations and tell the EU: "The grown ups have arrived". "It does not need a second referendum but backbone to deliver Brexit", tweeted Jacob Rees-Mogg, a leading pro-Brexit lawmaker in Theresa May's Conservative Party. They're questions about the Northern Ireland border, they're questions about the kind of regulatory framework in which we'll live.

Large numbers of Labour MPs, the SNP, the Lib Dems and some Tories have joined the campaign to force a new vote that could cancel Brexit altogether.

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Eloise Todd, head of the anti-Brexit campaign group Best for Britain, said: "This is an incredibly courageous move from Jo Johnson at a time when the public desperately needs more MPs to act in the national interest. It does not remotely correspond to the mandate of the people in June 2016".

Former BBC journalist and current University of Kent chancellor Gavin Esler said: "This - from a hugely respected minister - is an important development".

"The Prime Minister thanks Jo Johnson for his work in Government".

"The destination is constitutional crisis, where legislature will be in irreconcilable conflict with executive, Commons at odds with PM and her cabinet", Peston said in a post on Facebook.

"In fact so great is the gulf now between what was promised in the referendum campaign and what is now on offer in the Prime Minister's proposed deal that I have had no choice but to submit my resignation to the Prime Minister this afternoon".

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