Brexit negotiator Lord Frost joins cabinet to deal with EU

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Brexit Minister Lord Frost with the Prime Minister. Lord Frost is expected to make a statement later today. Picture by Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street

The Queen has approved today the appointment of Lord Frost CMG as a Minister of State in the Cabinet Office.

Former Brexit negotiator Lord Frost will be a full member of Cabinet and his appointment will take effect from 1 March 2021.

Lord Frost’s responsibilities will involve forging a new relationship with the EU going forward as Britain competes as an independent trading and sovereign nation. Downing Street said Lord Frost “will seek to maximise post-Brexit trading opportunities when he becomes a full cabinet member next month.”

The former Brexit negotiator will also replace Michael Gove as chair of a committee on implementing the Brexit withdrawal deal.

Mr Gove will keep his seat at the cabinet table.

Taking to Twitter this afternoon, Lord Frost said: “I am hugely honoured to have been appointed Minister to take forward our relationship with the EU after Brexit. In doing so I stand on the shoulders of giants & particularly those of @michaelgove who did an extraordinary job for this country in talks with EU over the past year.”


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1 COMMENT

  1. We all thought the EU business was settled, but apparently the EU disagrees. We are now down to fighting a guerilla war, The Ham Sandwich War, and we need to organise our forces.

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