Eamonn Holmes, 59, aired his views on Brexit while discussing 55-year-old Tory MP Boris Johnson’s younger brother Jo Johnson’s, 47, resignation on Talk Radio yesterday. When Jo exited Parliament yesterday, he admitted on Twitter he was “torn between family loyalty and the national interest” and spoke out about an “unresolvable tension” in his role. The This Morning host introduced the news by explaining to listeners: “Jo Johnson walking out on government. He said he put the national interest ahead of family ties.” Eamonn then invited people to call the show and share their opinions on whether the former Business Minister’s surprising decision was “forgivable, or not forgivable?”
Maybe it just shows how divided we all are.
The star then turned to his guest, New York Observer columnist Andre Walker, and suggested Jo’s exit represents “division” in the nation due to conflicting perspectives on Brexit.
He claimed: “And yet, Andre, it may be a reflection and hold a mirror up to the rest of the country where people are saying, ‘I’m Brexit’, ‘I’m not Brexit’.
‘I want to remain’, ‘I want an extension’, ‘I want a second referendum’. Maybe it just shows how divided we all are.”
However, Andre seemed to disagree with Eamonn’s assertion, as he replied: “It does and it doesn’t. To me, it is saying, ‘I don’t believe this man is competent to be Prime Minister because of my disagreement with him on this issue.'
“Now, I think that’s very different to having a disagreement because we all know everyone is rowing about Brexit, we all know that everybody has a slightly different view.”
The journalist continued: “We all know we’re divided,