Minister Jo Johnson quits over Brexit and calls for new vote

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"We will not under any circumstances have a second referendum", Downing Street said.

"It has become increasingly clear to me that the withdrawal agreement, which is being finalised. will be a bad mistake", Jo Johnson wrote in a stinging resignation statement.

Eloise Todd, of Best for Britain, said: "This is an incredibly fearless move from Jo Johnson at a time when the public desperately needs more MPs to act in the national interest".

Johnson is the 14th minister to have resigned from government since November past year and the most senior to have called for another referendum in his leaving statement.

The U.K. government will resist calls for another referendum on leaving the European Union even if it fails to secure an acceptable withdrawal agreement with the bloc, according to International Trade Secretary Liam Fox.

She has lost all authority and is incapable of negotiating a Brexit deal within her own party, let alone with the EU.

Britain's junior Brexit minister told a German media outlet he was optimistic that Britain and the European Union would reach a Brexit deal soon, adding that he hoped this would happen in the next three weeks.

It added: "The recent subdued business investment environment is consistent with external surveys of investment intentions, which attribute much of the weakness to Brexit-related economic and political uncertainty". "If these negotiations have achieved little else, they have at least united us in fraternal dismay", he said.

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The MP, who voted to remain is Boris Johnson's brother - a leading Brexiteer - and argued Britain was "on the brink of the greatest crisis" since World War Two.

On Friday the DUP, whose support Theresa May relies on for votes in the Commons, said they can not support any deal which included the possibility that Northern Ireland would be treated differently from the rest of the UK.

May has been pushing for a review mechanism since Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab reportedly urged her to insist that London must be able to withdraw from any backstop deal on the Irish border with three months' notice.

"This is a fascinating situation in which Jo and his sister are united in opposing their brother Boris and his Brexit plans".

The Orpington MP resigned as a transport minister, saying the country was "barrelling towards an incoherent Brexit" and called for another referendum.

"In fact so great is the gulf now between what was promised in the referendum campaign and what is now on offer in the Prime Minister's proposed deal that I have had no choice but to submit my resignation to the Prime Minister this afternoon".

Boundless admiration as ever for my brother Jo.

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