Boris Johnson’s own brother resigns from Parliament in response to his sibling’s attempt to force through Brexit.

By |2019-09-05T09:57:49-08:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |11 Comments

Man the holidays are going to be tres uncomfortable at the Johnson household. 

Courtesy of The Daily Beast

If you’re wondering how Boris Johnson’s latest attempts to bring his party together to deliver Brexit are going, the prime minister’s own brother has just quit the government and claimed his sibling may be damaging the country.

Jo Johnson, a lawmaker for the Conservative party since 2010, has announced that he’s standing down as a member of parliament (MP) and a minister in his brother’s government because he can no longer reconcile “family loyalty and the national interest.”

While Jo Johnson didn’t specifically mention Brexit in his announcement, there is no doubt the resignation is over his brother’s increasingly belligerent attempts to force through Britain’s withdrawal. Jo Johnson is on the pro-Europe wing of the Conservative party and has previously called for a second referendum to decide the fate of Brexit.

“It’s been an honour to represent Orpington for nine years and to serve as a minister under three prime ministers,” he wrote. “In recent weeks I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest—it’s an unresolvable tension and [it’s] time for others to take on my roles and MP and minister.”

The betrayal is the most personal in a series of blows suffered by the prime minister this week. Johnson has lost his first four parliamentary votes as prime minister, has seen his Brexit negotiating position destroyed by parliament, and had his proposal for a general election aimed at solving the Brexit impasse rejected. With no working majority, Johnson is rapidly running out of options and his judgment is being seriously questioned.

If you ever find yourself slipping into a state of depression over what Trump is doing in America, I suggest you take a peek over the pond and watch the shit show going on in Britain. 

For one thing it is far more entertaning, and for another it does not make you feel bad for not voting for the email lady. 

I would say that the only part that might cause you any further depression is the realization that Johnson’s party at least has the balls to stand up to him, while the Republicans in this country cower on the floor at the sound of Trump’s thunderous footsteps. 

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11 Comments

  1. puck September 6, 2019 at 6:25 am - Reply

    at least the Brits have common sence and are working together over their “trump”.

  2. anonymous September 6, 2019 at 7:41 am - Reply

    If only the evangelicals would wake up and exit the church.

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  4. Anonymous September 6, 2019 at 10:08 am - Reply

    Boy, putin must be really be having a good laugh at this fiasco he planned. The brits are going to be screwed once this goes through, all EU goods will cost more.

  5. Josephine September 6, 2019 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    I wouldn’t dream of making criticisms about the USA and their choice of President. Blimey among others we have had to put with Blair, Brown Theresa May and thereby stands a tale….

    Johnson is only trying to honour the referendum result. No more no less. The MP’s that got the heave ho deserved it – traitorous lot.. The majority of the public voted to leave the EU, (it was the largest turnout
    for a vote in years) If you want to know more about why people voted out read anything written by Daniel Hannan MEP( Member of the European Parliament). I can promise you there is nothing
    Democratic about the EU….. Even (believe it or not) that useless Hamas, IRA (according to him and his shadow Chancellor they are Heroes!!*??) loving, Jewish hating leader of the Opposition have stated often
    how they can’t stand the EU. Suddenly he is all for it? God help Britain if that lot of Marxist lovers get in, Venezuela will look like a child’s tea party in comparison.If they had an
    election in the next couple of weeks Johnson and the Brexit Party would trounce the lot.
    Before anyone suggests it, I am NOT xenophobic, I have an Egyptian son in law as well as an Afro Caribbean one We all get on really well. Neither am I some what stupid to not know what I voted for.
    The referendum asked do we wish to Remain or Leave? I seriously weighed up the pros and cons there were too many cons for me, so this 71 year old woman decided enough was enough. No more
    Laws put in place by un-elected officials in Brussels. And let us keep our money here and dish it out where it is most needed….. Rant over sorry Mr G

    • Anonymous September 6, 2019 at 7:28 pm - Reply

      The majority of the people didn’t understand what they were voting for with Brexit and the russians meddled in that vote also.

      Boris was the one that started the mess, let him clean it up.

      • Josephine September 7, 2019 at 5:02 pm - Reply

        Oh dear yet another remainer or a remainer sympathiser, quoting people didn’t understand what they voted for- The Remainers have created this mess,
        having had a hissy fit over losing – they went to bed “crowing” they won, in fact the were convinced they won (even the BBC said so) of course morning
        came and boy were they mad. And the Russians had nothing to do with it. That’s a new one for me and I live here!

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