Jo Johnson, who voted in favor of maintaining the country in the European Union in 2016, calls for a new consultation of the British.
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The United Kingdom Secretary of State for Transport, Jo Johnson, resigned on Friday (November 9), denouncing the "delusional" negotiations on Brexit led by Prime Minister Theresa May.
"It was clear to me that the withdrawal agreement, which is being defined, would be a terrible mistake", wrote in a statement the brother of the Brexiters leader, Boris Johnson. Report a choice between "Two deeply unsatisfactory solutions, vassalage or chaos", believes that the country is facing a crisis "Unprecedented level from the Suez Canal crisis [en 1956] ".
"Give people the last word"
Jo Johnson, who voted in favor of maintaining the United Kingdom in the European Union in the referendum of June 2016, said "Equally unhappy" of the British government's proposal that his brother Boris takes up arguments often used by his elder. "Instead of" regaining control ", we will hand over the control to other European countries, He says. Government proposals will transform us into a country outside Europe but still led by Europe, obliged to respect rules that we will not be able to write. "
The politician calls for a new consultation of the British. "Since the reality of Brexit is much more remote than promised, the democratic measure to be taken is to give people the last word", He says. On March 29, 2019, an agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union was not yet concluded, less than five months after its expiry.
A spokesperson for Theresa May immediately replied that a second referendum was excluded, thanking Mr. Johnson for his work in the government. His departure and his stance against the government's strategy were met by both his brother Boris, pro-Brexit camp leader, and Anna Soubry, a conservative member in favor of maintaining the EU.