Was Jo Johnson’s Resignation an Act of Bravery or Betrayal?
Jo Johnson quits as Tory MP and Business Minister suggesting that he had to choose between national interest and family loyalty.
The LBC presenter, James O’Brien was one of the first to react after the announcement asking the cabinet members to follow Jo Johnson as his gesture makes other memebers of the Government “look like cowards."
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson thanked his brother, Jo, for his service.
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Earlier in August, opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, announced his plans to planning to oust the incumbent PM, Boris Johnson with a vote of no confidence backed by a MPs coalition including rebel Tories. After intense negotiations,
A Downing Street spokesman said: "The prime minister would like to thank Jo Johnson for his service. He has been a brilliant, talented minister and a fantastic MP.
"The PM, as both a politician and brother, understands this will not have been an easy matter for Jo. The constituents of Orpington could not have asked for a better representative."
Also, former cabinet minister David Gauke, one of the MPs who lost the Conservative whip, tweeted: "Lots of MPs have had to wrestle with conflicting loyalties in recent weeks. None more so than Jo. This is a big loss to Parliament, the government and the Conservative Party."
His decision will be finally judged in the next GE, but until then, what do you think?
Was Jo Johnson's resignation an act of bravery or betrayal?
Jo Johnson had only recently returned to government as a business minister with a brief that saw him attend his brother’s cabinet – after quitting a different frontbench role earlier this year in order to back a second referendum.
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