Jo Johnson filed for his resignation due to an unresolved disagreement with his brother Brexit‘s policy, current Prime Minister Boris Johnson. According to Reuters, Jo Johnson, brother of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, submitted his resignation on September 5.
Before that, Mr. Jo Johnson held the position of Deputy Minister of Business, Ministry of Education and a member of the House of Representatives.
Jo Johnson, 47, once publicly expressed his support for organizing a second referendum to decide whether Britain should leave the EU. However, he accepted to join the government when his brother Boris Johnson became prime minister in July.
“In recent weeks, I have been torn between loyalty to my family and the interests of the country. This is an unresolved conflict, so I decided it was time for another to take over as MP. and my vice minister, “said Jo Johnson on his personal Twitter.
The younger brother of the Johnson family was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 2010. He has been in the House of Representatives for 10 consecutive years, under three British prime ministers.
In 2018, Jo Johnson resigned as a member of the government of former Prime Minister Theresa May because of disagreements with May’s Brexit strategy.
The decision to resign was made by Jo Johnson just days after Prime Minister Boris Johnson deported 21 MPs from the Conservatives for voting against his Brexit policy, including Nicholas Soames, the grandson of the late Prime Minister. Winston Churchill, idol of Mr. Johnson.
The family of Prime Minister Johnson is famous for his split of views on the Brexit issue.
Rachel Johnson, sister of the current prime minister, is now a member of the Change Party of England, with anti-Brexit views. Meanwhile, Stanley’s father is a former official of the European Commission, and a supporter of British engagement with the EU.