Jo Johnson, the brother of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, quit parliament on Thursday to protest his sibling’s handling of the U.K.’s Brexit vote to leave the European Union.

It’s been an honour to represent Orpington for 9 years & to serve as a minister under three PMs. 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. #overandout

— Jo Johnson (@JoJohnsonUK) September 5, 2019

Many people on Twitter made the same mocking joke — namely, that the younger Johnson had resigned from his roles as a minister and member of Parliament for Orpington in order to spend less time with his family.

Of course, politicians often say they are stepping down (usually following a scandal) in order to spend more time with their family.

BREAKING: Jo Johnson resigns to spend less time with his family.

— Have I Got News For You (@haveigotnews) September 5, 2019

Seems Jo Johnson has become the first minister to resign to spend less time with his family. Good call.

— Alistair Carmichael (@amcarmichaelMP) September 5, 2019

did jo johnson just resign to spend less time with family

— Elena Cresci (@elenacresci) September 5, 2019

Stands on soapbox. Taps microphone. Leans in. Whispers. "….. Jo Johnson… has resigned… to spend less time with his family."

— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) September 5, 2019

I'm resigning from Twitter to spend less time with your Jo Johnson jokes/metajokes

— Sarah Ditum (@sarahditum) September 5, 2019

NEW: A Tory MP texts…“Jo Johnson has resigned to spend less time with his family”.

— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) September 5, 2019

Breaking: Jo Johnson has quit in order to spend less time with his family.

— The Poke (@ThePoke) September 5, 2019

Jo Johnson resigning to spend *less* time with his family is very much, as the youngsters say, “a mood”.

— Sarah Dempster (@Dempster2000) September 5, 2019

It is with regret that I accept the resignation of my brother Jo Johnson, who has decided that he needs to spend less time with his family.

— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) September 5, 2019

[runs in, panting]guys, guysJo Johnsonhas resigned to spend less time with his family

— Marie Le Conte (@youngvulgarian) September 5, 2019

“I’m resigning to spend less time with my family.” https://t.co/GiSL5qe1ys

— Breaking Butter (@breakingbutter) September 5, 2019

Jo Johnson has resigned to spen-Ah, forget it. pic.twitter.com/FYHkjcEu21

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