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Jo Johnson quits Theresa May’s government over her Brexit plans

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LONDON — Jo Johnson has resigned as Theresa May’s universities
minister over her handling of Brexit talks.

Johnson announced on Friday afternoon that he was quitting the UK
government because “what is now being proposed won’t be
anything like what was promised two years ago.”

Johnson supported his brother Boris, who quit the
government earlier this week in protest against May’s handling of
Brexit talks.

“My brother Boris, who led the leave campaign, is as
unhappy with the Government’s proposals as I am,” he said.

“Indeed he recently observed that the proposed arrangements
were ‘substantially worse than staying in the EU.’  On that
he is unquestionably right.”

The Conservative MP also said that the prime minister
should “go back to the people” on Brexit, suggesting he supports
another referendum on leaving the European Union.

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