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Brother of British PM Boris Johnson Quits Parliament over Brexit

HeadlineSep 06, 2019

On Thursday, Vice President Pence was welcomed to 10 Downing Street in London by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, where Pence voiced U.S. support for Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, adding the U.S. would begin trade negotiations with the U.K. once Brexit is complete. This comes as Prime Minister Johnson is under increasing pressure over his attempts to force a “no-deal” Brexit ahead of an October 31 deadline. On Thursday, Boris Johnson’s brother, Jo Johnson, resigned from Parliament, tweeting, “In recent weeks I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest–it’s an unresolvable tension & time for others to take on my roles as MP & Minister.” Prime Minister Boris Johnson later downplayed his brother’s resignation. He was speaking during a visit to a police training center.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson: “Now, Jo doesn’t agree with me about the European Union, because it’s an issue that obviously divides families and divides everybody.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced a revolt from some members of his own party Wednesday who joined opposition lawmakers in a vote against a no-deal Brexit. Members of Parliament also rejected Johnson’s call for a snap election. Earlier today, London’s High Court gave Johnson a boost, ruling that his decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks leading up to the Brexit deadline is legal. But that ruling is likely to be appealed to Britain’s Supreme Court.

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