The Johnson family have very different opinions on Brexit.
Jo Johnson’s resignation as a junior minister this week showed he was not on the same wavelength as his brother Boris.
Calling for a second referendum to be held on Brexit, Mr Johnson denounced the choice between Theresa May’s Chequers plan and a no-deal scenario.
This followed Boris’ resignation in July over Theresa May’s plans.
But he wasn’t keen on a new vote.
Their dad Stanley Johnson also got involved in the debate and seemed to back Jo over Boris.
What Jo Johnson said
Jo Johnson resigned after calling the current Brexit dilemma a ‘failure of British statecraft on a scale unseen since the Suez crisis’.
He said the two choices of Mrs May’s Chequers deal and no-deal Brexit had left Britain facing ‘vassalage’ or ‘chaos’.
Mr Johnson said his role as transport minister had caused him concern about the impact of a no-deal outcome.
He denied he was trying to force the Prime Minister out but did encourage other senior Tories to quit if they felt that was the right thing to do.
Asked if his brother Boris Johnson had lied to voters during the referendum about Brexit, the former transport minister said: ‘In the campaign there were undoubtedly promises made that have shown to be undeliverable. No one can dispute that.’
Jo Johnson had previously voted to remain in the European Union.
What Boris Johnson said
Boris Johnson resigned as foreign secretary in July in protest over Mrs May’s Chequers deal.
He has continuously criticised the Brexit negotiations and repeatedly urged the prime minister to abandon her plan.
He wrote in the Daily Telegraph: ‘There has been a collective failure of government, and a collapse of will by the British establishment, to deliver on the mandate of the people.’
What Stanley Johnson said
Stanley Johnson reacted to Jo’s resignation by praising him.
He told Channel 4 news his son had shown ‘a bit of sanity’ with his decision and wanted the UK had ‘to draw back from this cliff edge’.
He said: ‘I’m reminded of Tennyson’s Charge Of The Light Brigade.
‘I mean volley to the left of the them, volley to right of them, and the Prime Minister charges on into the valley of death.
What Rachel Johnson said
Rachel Johnson has also been vocal about her stance has a Remainer and praised her brother Jo for resigning.
She said her ‘honourable and principled brother Jo who has put the interests of the country ahead of his political career’.
Ms Johnson previously challenged Boris to come up with a viable alternative for the Chequers plan.