Johnson hints at more resignations over May’s Brexit plans

UK Transport minister resigns over Brexit plans

One of the scenarios being discussed is Britain remaining in a customs agreement with the European Union for a limited period even after the end of the transition period on December 31, 2020, which would avoid the introduction of new border controls between Ireland and Northern Ireland, Walker said.

Asked whether other ministers should quit over the issue, Mr Johnson told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "I think this is so important that it's up to MPs to take a stand".

The British Pound fell sharply against the dollar and the euro following the resignation of Conservative MP Jo Johnson over the pending Brexit deal, underlining the difficulty Prime Minister Theresa May will have in selling the agreement to her own party.

Jo Johnson may lack the bombast and first name recognition of his older brother Boris, but his surprise resignation as Transport Minister shows he shares the family knack for creating political drama.

Mrs May is said to have told Brexiteers the plan was "not needed yet" but it received a "surprisingly warm" response from Chancellor Philip Hammond, a senior source told Sky News.

This time, it is Jo Johnson, the secretary of State for transport and the younger brother of the former head of the diplomacy of Boris Johnson, who slams the door. "I've done so, if others feel that it's right for them to do so then good on them".

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Mr Johnson voted to remain in the 2016 EU Referendum and is now backing the campaign for a People's Vote.

The ministers have proposed that Britain continue to pay European Union membership fees up to 2021 and follow the bloc's rules to avoid a cliff edge exit when it leaves in March 2019, the Sun said.

He said: "I think a second referendum would be divisive, but it wouldn't be decisive".

Downing Street said last night 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.

She said: "Huge respect for Jo Johnson".

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