UK PM Johnson's brother resigns
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s brother, Jo, has resigned as junior minister and said he would step down as a lawmaker, citing a conflict between family loyalty and the national interest.
"I'VE BEEN TORN"
"It’s been an honor to represent Orpington for 9 years & to serve as a minister under three PMs," Jo Johnson said.
"In recent weeks I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest - it’s an unresolvable tension & time for others to take on my roles as MP & Minister," he said.
There was no immediate word from Boris Johnson about his sibling’s decision to quit but staff at Number 10 said they were unaware of the move before he went public.