UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brother Resigns Over Brexit

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Moments later he was sacked by Johnson, who counts Churchill among his heroes and has written a biography of the two-time prime minister, alongside his fellow rebels.

But the cull was celebrated by a number of Johnson's allies and pro-Brexit lawmakers, who had grown exasperated by the standstill in Parliament that has so far prevented Britain's departure from the EU.

Clarke, who was first elected as a Conservative MP nearly 50 years ago, accused Johnson of destroying the party. This includes Hammond, Ken Clarke, Greg Clark, David Gauke, Justine Greening, and Nicholas Soames, among others.

Jacob Rees-Mogg, who manages government business in the House of Commons, said parliament would be asked again on Monday, after the blocking bill becomes law, to approve a snap election.

Boris Johnson has kicked Winston Churchill's grandson out of the Conservative Party.

If the legislation passes, the government has vowed to push for a vote on a snap general election.

Boris Johnson's "do or die" Brexit strategy, and his hardline approach to enforcing it, is causing a realignment in the ruling party, with several senior, more pro-European members announcing they will not seek re-election.

He said the cabinet was the "most right-wing" of any Conservative Party and that "they're not in control of events". This defeat will allow MPs to come up with a bill that should help delay Brexit until an agreement with the European Union is secured.

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But in Britain, it's also known as the night in 1962 when then Conservative Prime Minister Harold Macmillan ruthlessly culled his cabinet in an attempt to allay the drift within his government.

Determined to deliver Brexit on October 31 "come what may", Johnson has become increasingly ruthless, exacerbating existing frictions within his party over Britain's exit from the European Union.

Margot James lost the Conservative whip after rebelling over Brexit.

The former frontbencher, who has been readopted by his Runnymede constituency party as its election candidate, said he believed Tory HQ did not have the power to withdraw the whip from him if he rebelled.

Mr Johnson has tabled a motion in Parliament seeking approval for an "early general election" but has not specified a date.

Conservative Party chairman James Cleverly, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg declined to answer questions as they entered Number 10.

Pence, who laughed, said the United States supported Britain's decision to leave the EU. "Now 21 of them out of 312 - that is about six per cent - chose to vote against the Government and they had the whip withdrawn", he said.