Boris Johnson facing fierce headwinds after brother Jo’s shock resignation

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Jo Johnson’s political career is over as he said he couldn’t reconcile tension between family loyalty and the national interest///Political editor Sky News

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The prime minister has been dealt a series of political punches this week, losing four votes in 48 hours in the Commons as MPs defied him to block his no-deal Brexit plan and his attempt to call a general election too.

But losing his brother from his cabinet is a real body blow and when Mr Johnson appeared – late – in West Yorkshire to “launch his election campaign” he appeared wrong-footed, unfocused and a little bruised.

This was a prime minister who had the wind in his sails all summer but is now facing fierce headwinds from his opponents in the Conservative Party and parliament.

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