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Transport minister Jo Johnson quits over Brexit

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In a blow to PM Theresa May, MP Jo Johnson has resigned as the transport minister after saying the country is”barrelling towards an incoherent Brexit that is going to leave us trapped in a subordinate relationship to the EU”.

This comes just hours after Democratic Unionist Party accused May of “breaking her promise” and said it could not support a deal that divided the UK.

Party leader Arlene Foster told The Times that a letter she received from May this week about the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement “raises alarm bells for those who value the integrity of our precious Union.”

“It appears the prime minister is wedded to the idea of a border down the Irish Sea with Northern Ireland in the EU single market regulatory regime,” Foster added.

The European plan or the “backstop to the backstop” would leave Northern Ireland tied to the single market and customs union if Brexit talks collapse.




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