Jo Johnson quits as minister over Theresa May’s Brexit plan

Transport minister says he cannot support deal and will push for second referendum

Theresa May’s hopes of winning parliament’s backing for her Brexit deal have been plunged into fresh doubt after Jo Johnson resigned from the government and accused her of offering MPs a choice between “vassalage and chaos”.

Four months after his Brexiter brother Boris quit as foreign secretary, the remainer MP for Orpington, and erstwhile transport minister, said he could not vote for the that May is expected to bring back to parliament within weeks, and instead would throw his weight behind a second referendum.

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