UK Minister quits over Theresa May's Brexit plan

Theresa May leaves the back of Number 10 Downing Street

Tory former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine, who backs the People's Vote campaign for another referendum, said: "This is a very significant resignation".

Johnson - who backs Britain remaining in the European Union - said he is supporting calls for a second referendum on whether the country should leave the bloc.

He told the Today programme: "My basic disagreement with Jo is about the need for a second referendum".

Jo Johnson, the younger brother of Boris, resigned from Prime Minister Theresa May's government on Friday, calling in a withering critique for another referendum to avoid the vassalage or chaos that he said her Brexit plans would unleash. The critique from Johnson underscores the travails that May faces in getting any Brexit divorce deal, which London and Brussels say is 95% done, approved by her own fractious party.

If a deal is voted down by parliament, the country could be thrust into an uncertain future.

Johnson published an online article saying he will not vote for the deal May is likely to bring back to parliament within weeks but he would campaign for a second referendum on Brexit.

In his resignation statement, Johnson said the withdrawal agreement being discussed by the European Union and British leaders would be a "terrible mistake" that would leave Britain weaker economically and with "no say" in EU rules it must follow, and years of uncertainty for business. This is a con on the British people.

Sony PlayStation 4 Pro Gets a Quieter Model With a Silent Launch
The only other difference with the new PS4 Pro model is the power plug port adopts the same figure of eight shape as the PS4 slim. As far as other changes go, that's about it, which would explain why Sony didn't make a big "to-do" about the most recent change.

Kristaps Porzingis gives surprising update on his condition on Instagram
According to Fizdale, the big man was still only jogging and shooting, and he wasn't thinking about Porzingis' potential return at all.

Trump avoids rout in 'referendum', deadlock looms in split Congress (News Analysis)
Pelosi suggested that the new majority's emphasis will be more about traditional checks and balances than investigative excess. Some incumbent Democrats who voted against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court were defeated.

"With even Tory ministers recognising that Brexit threatens the poorest in society, our public services and Britain's place in the world, to have a Labour leader just shrug about it, then go awol (absent without leave), is nothing short of a dereliction of duty", he said.

But in a warning to his brother and fellow Brexiteers, he added: "Inflicting such serious economic and political harm on the country will leave an indelible impression of incompetence in the minds of the public".

He added: "In the sense that if you betray the British people where they no longer believe in democracy... you don't know what the consequences are".

"This is a fascinating situation in which Jo and his sister are united in opposing their brother Boris and his Brexit plans".

Johnson said this morning that other ministers are thinking hard about the Brexit and its implications.

When May was presented with the alternate proposal, she told the ministers that their plan "was not needed yet" but it was greeted with a "surprisingly warm response" from Finance Minister Philip Hammond, the Sun said.

May issued an immediate rejection through her Downing Street spokesman: "We will not under any circumstances have a second referendum".

Related News:

  • Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez Win Silver Slugger Awards After Stellar Seasons

    Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez Win Silver Slugger Awards After Stellar Seasons

    Martinez, one of the game's best hitters, had an absolutely tremendous season for the World Series champion Boston Red Sox . This is the fourth time the club has featured three winners in a single season, having also done so in 2005, 2011 and 2016.
    Kuchar sinks eight birdies to take the lead in Mexico

    Kuchar sinks eight birdies to take the lead in Mexico

    Green reportedly hadn't been feeling well for the last few days and later received an IV, according to the PGA Tour's website . Rickie Fowler (68) and Tony Finau (65) are at eight under, along with their Ryder Cup captain, Jim Furyk, who had a 65.
    Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for USD 393,000 at auction

    Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for USD 393,000 at auction

    Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis, written in 1965, has sold for nearly £585,000 in an online Christie's auction . It was expected to fetch £150,000 but interest from across the world saw it reach nearly four times that amount.
  • 11 killed by floods in Jordan, Petra tourists evacuated

    11 killed by floods in Jordan, Petra tourists evacuated

    It broadcast footage of tourists sheltering on high ground on both sides of the access road to Jordan's biggest attraction. The Jordanian military said that that it has sent soldiers and helicopters to assist in search operations.
    Steelers have Big Ben punt, but the Ravens weren't fooled

    Steelers have Big Ben punt, but the Ravens weren't fooled

    Jermaine Eluemunor, who was recently promoted from the practice squad, replaced Stanley, the team's 2016 first-round pick. The Redskins started the game without Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams after he had surgery on his right thumb.
    United Kingdom  high streets suffer record net drop in store numbers - PwC

    United Kingdom high streets suffer record net drop in store numbers - PwC

    The analysis tracked 4601 outlets in the East Midlands operated by multiple retailers in 34 town centres across the region.
  • FDA to ban flavored e-cigs to help curb 'epidemic'

    FDA to ban flavored e-cigs to help curb 'epidemic'

    The only exception to the flavored products ban in convenience stores involves menthol e-cigarette products. It also said it cracked down on 1,300 retailers who illegally sold e-cigarettes to minors.
    United Kingdom  minister resigns over Brexit and backs another referendum

    United Kingdom minister resigns over Brexit and backs another referendum

    Mrs May is also under pressure from the DUP over her Brexit plans, as well as Eurosceptic Tories. A second referendum on the departure is anathema to the supporters of Brexit.
    Have Bayern waved goodbye to Bundesliga title with Dortmund defeat?

    Have Bayern waved goodbye to Bundesliga title with Dortmund defeat?

    This is also just the second time that Dortmund have reached the 11-game mark unbeaten, and the first since 2002-03. Robert Lewandowski broke the deadlock against his former club after heading home from the edge of the six-yard box.
  • Falcons Sign Former Raiders DE Bruce Irvin

    Falcons Sign Former Raiders DE Bruce Irvin

    Quinn knows how to use Irvin, putting him in the best positions to succeed and improve an Atlanta pass rush with some questions. Keep an eye out for my articles covering the Falcons, Yellowjackets and other collegiate and professional teams.

    Mortgage applications hit 4-year low as interest rates rise

    To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country between Monday and Wednesday each week. The average rate for five-year adjustable-rate mortgages rose to 4.14 per cent from 4.04 per cent last week.
    Catholic Health receives area's top grades in Leapfrog safety report

    Catholic Health receives area's top grades in Leapfrog safety report

    Joseph's University Medical Center in Paterson was among 855 hospitals across the U.S.to receive the highest grade. Rush University Medical Center, however, dropped from A to B for the first time in the history of the report.


Most liked

Joel Embiid: They call me ‘Clutch’ for a reason
In the Sixers' most recent game, the team suffered an embarrassing loss to the Brooklyn Nets , losing by 25 points. Embiid would split the ensuing free throws, capping off what ended up as a 133-132 victory for Brett Brown's team.

Trump Hollywood Star Vandal Sentenced
Austin Clay, 24, pleaded no contest to felony vandalism for causing more than $400 in property damage, according to the Blast. Other protestors have taken to Trump's sidewalk star, though not all have been quite so destructive.

Two unannounced Pixel phones hinted at in Google code
Since the codenames Google uses for its devices are taken from fishes, there are speculations that Sargo is also a Google device. A teardown of the latest version by AndroidPolice contains two codenames that can't be linked to any known device.

Microsoft will host a special Inside Xbox episode for X018
And it appears to be paying off the most for Sony, which is racking in 3X more than its rival space competitor: Xbox Game Pass. More details are expected to surface on the internet as the release date approaches.

Amazon gets green light to sell more Apple products
Just in time for the holidays, Apple and Amazon have teamed up to stick it to the little guys. And this led to Amazon not selling Apple products from its authorized resellers.

Orrin Hatch among 7 to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump
Six other people, alive and dead, will receive the top medal at a November 16 ceremony. He was also a philanthropist, focusing on helping children and veterans.

China's power play in South Pacific meets Australian rebuttal
But Mr Morrison attempted to play down suggestions that the new measures in the Pacific were aimed at China. Mr Wang signalled that Beijing was committed to continuing the recent thaw in relations.

Raptors beat Kings, finish trip out west a flawless 4-0
The Kings will continue to catch teams off guard this year and will be a force to be reckoned with in years to come. Lowry scored 17 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dropped 11 dimes doing so in only 29 minutes of work.

Scrappy Ireland battle to overcome Argentina
Ireland face Argentina in the second of their November series tests at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday with kick-off at 6:30. Five more points from Sexton closed out a victory that was far from guaranteed.

Wales to host Australia in battle for pre-World Cup tonic
The scoreline from different test matches this year probably shows that not to be right, but I don't think we're that far off. That's really picked up in the back end of the season, our fitness and understanding of how much of a high-paced game it is.

Avengers 4 is set to be the longest Marvel film yet
Replying to a question whether the upcoming movie would live up to fans' expectations, Russo said, "Absolutely". Still, it seems like the film is definitely worth all the hype.

Investor Attention Alert:: Canopy Growth Corporation, (NYSE: CGC)
The 50-day moving average is perceived to be the dividing line between a stock that is technically healthy and one that is not. It was created to allow traders to more accurately measure the daily volatility of an asset by using simple calculations.

Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga flee their homes as California wildfires rage
Calling on the locals to evacuate, del Toro lamented the potential loss of his Bleak House collection. As of this post, the flames are on Kim and Kanye's property but have not yet reached the main house.

Flybe Plane Came Within Seconds Of Crashing After Autopilot Error, Investigation Reveals
The report concluded the crew's autopilot mode selection led to a zero altitude target. The flight, as planned, was completed in Glasgow, other incidents were not.

SSE and NPower merger to be delayed into 2019
The group specifically examined competition concerns around how the deal would impact standard variable tariff (SVT) prices. Martin Herrmann, retail COO at innogy, meanwhile pointed to the complex nature of the transaction.