Johnson the Lesser

I hadn’t realised The Boris had a sibling, one apparently with more intelligence and sense if less flamboyance.

Jo Johnson resigns: Minister quits in protest and demands new Brexit referendum

Johnson described the prime minister’s negotiations as a “failure of British statecraft on a scale unseen since the Suez crisis”.

In a devastating indictment of Ms May’s strategy, he accused her of planning to trap the UK in a “boundless transitionary period” for years to come, with key controversies undecided.

Warning Britain “stands on the brink of the greatest crisis since the Second World War”, Mr Johnson added: “The democratic thing to do is to give the public the final say.”

It has to be said he has more vision than his brother, even though he was just the Minister of Transport. Perhaps the notion of presiding over miles long queues of lorries at the borders Theresa May wants to create just didn’t appeal.

Nobody knows what sort of rabbit May hopes to pull out of her shopworn hat, but it’s certain not to please anyone. The Tories may not be keen enough to force the government into another election they will likely lose, so enough may find a referendum a place to hide in.

Still waiting for Jeremy Corbyn to cover himself in glory, but it looks like he’s addicted to manure instead. Well, I never did have any faith in him.

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