Four UK ministers near quitting government over Brexit

Jo Johnson resigns as minister over Brexit | London

Jo Johnson warns people Kent of no deal Brexit as he quits ministerial role

In a stinging resignation statement that caught Westminster off guard, Mr Johnson showed he also shares his brother's love of florid language as he demanded a second Brexit referendum because Prime Minister Theresa May was leading the country towards a "terrible mistake".

About 700,000 people rallied for a new Brexit referendum last month, the second largest march in recent memory, with consternation centred on the government's apparent failure to secure an acceptable deal.

Johnson is the sixth minister to resign over Brexit in Theresa May's cabinet, following in the footsteps of his brother Boris, David Davis, Boris Johnson, Philip Lee, Steve Baker and Guto Bebb.

He said the public should be given the chance to vote again on whether they want Brexit, and if so whether they accept what is on offer or choose to leave without a deal.

He said the country was "on the brink of the greatest crisis" since the second world war, and that Ms May's settlement left the United Kingdom with a choice of "vassalage or chaos". It was unclear whether others would follow Johnson out of government.

Theresa May's hopes of winning parliament's backing for her Brexit deal have been plunged into fresh doubt after Jo Johnson resigned from the government and accused her of offering MPs a choice between "vassalage and chaos", The Guardian reported.

His brother Boris, who quit as foreign secretary in July, praised his decision, saying the brothers were "united in dismay" at the Prime Minister's handling of the negotiations.

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Its leader Arlene Foster said Friday she could not vote for the deal if it could see the province treated differently from the rest of the UK.

In an interview with Sky News on Saturday, Fox said he sees "a very hard end" to fraught discussions in which European Union negotiators think they're making too many concessions and British counterparts think they haven't won enough commitments to guarantee the nation's independence.

Johnson said "Britain stands on the brink of the greatest crisis since the Second World War".

Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable, whose party supports calls for a "People's Vote" on the final deal, said: "We warmly welcome Jo Johnson's support of the campaign to give the people the final say on the deal and a chance to exit from Brexit".

Rachel said that she felt there had been a "change of mood" in light of her brother's resignation.

'I've done so, if others feel that it's right for them to do so, good on them'.

When May was presented with the alternate proposal, she told the ministers that their plan "was not needed yet" but it was greeted with a "surprisingly warm response" from Finance Minister Philip Hammond, the Sun said.

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