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UK transport minister resigns over Brexit

Britain s Transport Minister Jo Johnson Friday became the latest member from Prime Minister Theresa May s government to resign over the issue of Brexit. Johnson, the younger brother of hard-Brexiteer Boris Johnson, called for the public to have a fresh say on Britain s membership of the European Union (EU). The Conservative Party MP, who was a New Delhi-based journalist for The Financial Times between 2005 and 2008, said the UK was barrelling towards an incoherent Brexit that is going to leave us trapped in a subordinate relationship to the EU . It was imperative to go back to the people and check they are content to proceed on this extraordinary basis . Unlike his Brexit voting brother who resigned as foreign secretary in July, Johnson voted to remain in the EU. Hopes for the easiest trade deal in history have proved to be delusions, Johnson said in his statement. Contrary to promises, there is in fact no deal at all on our future trading relationship with the EU which the

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