5 Sep 2019

PM says ‘rather be dead in ditch’ than delay Brexit – as his brother resigns as minister

Political Editor

It was already a bit of a stretch to see losing his majority, expelling more than twenty colleagues from his parliamentary party and losing three Commons votes as part of an ingenious plan masterminded by his chief advisor Dominic Cummings.

What was certainly not on Boris Johnson’s schedule was the bombshell resignation of his own brother. What we do know is in the diary is a fresh attempt to trigger a general election early next week.