Boris Johnson’s brother resigns from UK Government in favour of ‘national interest’ over Brexit tension

Boris Johnson has been dealt another major blow with his brother, MP Jo Johnson, announcing he is quitting politics because he is "torn between family loyalty and the national interest".

Jo Johnson, who had been promoted to the frontbench as business minister when his brother became Prime Minister, said there was an “unresolvable tension” in his role and that he would also be stepping down as MP of his south-east London seat of Orpington.

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He had voted Remain in the 2016 Brexit referendum while his brother Boris was one of the main faces of the Leave campaign.

“It’s been an honour to …

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