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Boris Johnson’s brother resigns from his position amidst Brexit debates

Jo Johnson, the brother of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, resigned from his post and as a Conservative MP.

Jo Johnson announced that he had resigned from his post as a minister and from the Conservative Party.

Jo Johnson, who does not share his brother’s stance on Brexit, said in his message, ‘I have been stuck between family loyalty and national interests in recent weeks.’

Jo Johnson had resigned from his role as minister in November, opposing Theresa May’s Brexit agreement.

Johnson, who opposed Brexit and campaigned for the country to remain a member of the European Union in the referendum, called for a new referendum in his resignation message.

Boris Johnson frequently reiterates his determination to reclaim Britain from the EU, with or without an agreement on October 31st.

The Brexit agreement reached by former Prime Minister Theresa May with the EU was rejected by the parliament three times.

After May’s decision to resign, Johnson was elected prime minister with the votes of some 150,000 members of the Conservative Party.

In the 2016 referendum, Britain had decided to leave the EU by 52 per cent to 48 per cent.

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