United Kingdom junior transport minister quits over 'terrible mistake' of Brexit deal

United Kingdom junior transport minister quits over 'terrible mistake' of Brexit deal

Calling for a second referendum to be held on Brexit, Mr Johnson denounced the choice between Mrs May's deal plans or a no-deal scenario as a "failure of British statecraft on a scale unseen since the Suez crisis" that had left Britain facing "vassalage" or "chaos".

"This is the time for all of them, as Jo Johnson has done, to look deep inside their consciences, to reflect deeply on their responsibilities, and do the right thing for future generations". What we can do is recognise the reasons why people voted leave.

A contentious backstop agreement, now close to being agreed, will aim to avoid a hard land border between Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland if the two sides have not struck a long-term deal.

"We have revised down our estimate of growth for the third quarter from 0.7 percent to 0.6 percent and for the fourth quarter from 0.5 percent to 0.4 percent", Kara said.

"That's not a meaningful vote. There are several stages before we get there".

"They're questions about the benefits to every part of the UK". That issue has proved so intractable that critics fear it could take years to resolve, leading supporters and opponents of Brexit to conclude it would represent the worst of both worlds.

According to forecasts from Brussels, UK next year will be the slowest growing economy in the European Union, as well as in Italy, will expand by 1.2%.

"That leadership must now come from the top, or our party may never be forgiven for the consequences that follow", he added.

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"I think a second referendum would be divisive, but it wouldn't be decisive".

Chris Leslie, another Labour MP, called for the public to have the final choice and accused Corbyn of a "dereliction of duty".

The former Remainer has been unable to embrace the possibilities offered by a clean "No Deal" Brexit in which Britain would deal with the European Union as a third country on standard World Trade Organisation terms, however, claiming this would mean "chaos".

That wouldn't be an enormous surprise but it would be if it were a deal that May could force through Parliament, especially as this week the DUP, on whom May is dependant for majority support in the House of Commons, said they felt betrayed by plans for a customs border in the Irish Sea. "If the party sets its face against this, it will never be forgiven".

Mr Johnson voted to remain in the 2016 EU Referendum and is now backing the campaign for a People's Vote.

Azad Zangana, senior European economist at Schroders, commented: "We expect United Kingdom fourth quarter growth to be very weak as Brexit paralysis truly takes hold".

Four months after his Brexiter brother Boris quit as foreign secretary, the remainer MP for Orpington, and erstwhile transport minister, said he could not vote for the deal that May is expected to bring back to parliament within weeks, and instead would throw his weight behind a second referendum.

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