LONDON, Sep. 5 (EUROPE PRESS) –
Jo Johnson, brother of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, on Thursday presented his resignation as Deputy and as Secretary of State for Universities after putting “national interest” before “family loyalty,” as he explained himself.
“It has been an honor to represent Orpington for nine years and to act as secretary of state with three prime ministers,” said Jo Johnson on his Twitter profile, where he has realized the internal debate he has lived “in recent weeks.” .
At this time, “I have debated between family loyalty and national interest,” he said. “It is an insurmountable tension and it is time for others to assume my role as deputy and secretary of state,” added the brother of the current 'premier', without directly referring to the exact reasons for his decision.
The exit, however, is part of the debate opened in the United Kingdom for the process of leaving the country of the European Union, especially after the open pulse between the Executive and the House of Commons on account of a possible Brexit without agreement and of the call for early parliamentary elections.
Jo Johnson thus sharpens the internal dispute of a family that had already evidenced their differences at the hands of Rachel Johnson, who this year joined the Change UK party to campaign during the last European elections against Brexit.