- New British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has made the first appointment to his cabinet
- Johnson was on Tuesday, July 23, elected the new British Prime Minister
- The new leader, however, named his brother, Jo, as one of the ministers in his cabinet
The new British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has appointed his brother, Jo Johnson, as a minister, despite his vocal opposition to Brexit, Indy100 reports.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Jo, who resigned in 2018 over Theresa May’s Brexit plan and campaigned for a second referendum, would now be part of a government that wants to take the UK out of the EU by October 31, with or without a deal.
It was learnt that in June, Boris said all his cabinet ministers would have to sign up to leaving the EU with no deal if an agreement could not be reached by the end of October.
Jo had said in a letter announcing his resignation from May’s government that Brexit divided the country.
"Brexit has divided the country. It has divided political parties. And it has divided families too. Although I voted Remain, I have desperately wanted the government, in which I have been proud to serve, to make a success of Brexit: to reunite our country, our party and, yes, my family too.
"At times, I believed this was possible. That’s why I voted to start the Article 50 process and for two years have backed the prime minister in her efforts to secure the best deal for the country. But it has become increasingly clear to me that the withdrawal agreement, which is being finalised in Brussels and Whitehall even as I write, will be a terrible mistake," Jo had said.
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