BREXIT LATEST: Boris Johnson humiliated again as brother Jo resigns from Cabinet

Pro and anti-Brexit campaigners outside the Cabinet Office in London on Thursday. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters
Pro and anti-Brexit campaigners outside the Cabinet Office in London on Thursday. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Boris Johnson’s brother Jo was “torn between family loyalty and the national interest” in the latest blow for the PM//BY:

Mikey SmithPolitical Correspondent

Boris Johnson suffered further humiliation today as his brother Jo resigned from Cabinet and announced he would not stand at the next election.

Jo Johnson was “torn between family loyalty and the national interest” in the latest blow for the Prime Minister.

It comes as Mr Johnson prepares to address the nation today with another attack on Jeremy Corbyn following Commons defeats which have severely weakened his grip on power.

The Prime Minister will now brand his chief political foe “cowardly” after failing to block a bill aimed at preventing a no-deal Brexit.

Mr Johnson suffered two more embarrassing defeats in the Commons yesterday – the first forcing him to secure a Brexit extension and the second denying him an October 15 election.

Mr Corbyn – who has said he would back an election once the Brexit delay bill becomes law – and other opposition leaders are now set to plot their next move.

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