Frost confirmed he had resigned after Britain’s Daily Mail reported, among other things, that he did not agree with the “political direction” of the ruling Conservative Party. Johnson reportedly convinced him to stay until January, but Frost later said his resignation was effective immediately.
His departure is seen as another setback for the prime minister. It is already grappling with rebellion within the Conservatives, with scandals surrounding parties during the Corona crisis and the loss of a Conservative stronghold in the midterm elections. The Daily Mail reported the panic at the official residence in 10 Downing Street, over the departure of a top Johnson confidant.
“Disillusioned” Frost sees nothing in recent Corona measures, such as the vaccination permit, but he also opposes tax increases and sustainability plans. He also said that insufficient progress had been made in consultations with the European Union on the status of Northern Ireland. This British territory borders Ireland, a member of the European Union, but border controls are undesirable from a historical and political point of view. He was the chief Brexit negotiator, then the driving force behind London’s efforts to reopen negotiations on the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union.
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