Find Us

May suffers new blow as minister resigns over Brexit

May suffers new blow as minister resigns over Brexit
By Euronews
Published on Updated
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied

May suffers new blow as minister resigns over Brexit


British Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered another blow to her authority after Transport Minister Jo Johnson resigned over the government's plans for Britain's departure from the European Union.

The younger brother of former foreign secretary Boris Johnson - Jo Johnson called May's proposal a "terrible mistake".

"We are barrelling towards an incoherent Brexit that is going to leave us trapped in a subordinate relationship to the EU, with no say over the rules that will govern huge swathes of our economy," Johnson said. "This is completely unacceptable and unsustainable for a proud democracy such as our own".

Johnson, backed the Remain side during the referendum said it would be "a travesty" not to have a second referendum.

In the meantime, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said talks between London and Brussels were making progress.

"I think we are at a sensitive point in the negotiations, a successful outcome is not guaranteed but I think it is possible in the next couple of weeks," Varadkar said on Friday (November 9). 

The Northern Irish DUP - who May relies on for her parliamentary majority - has criticised the government's proposed plan, saying it could allow Northern Ireland to be separated from the UK.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Spanish PM calls for second Brexit referendum

Sterling hits two-week peak on smooth Brexit hopes; Asian shares seen jittery

Human chain against Brexit in London