UK Brexit Minister Lord resigns

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By Our Reporter,

LONDON:

UK Brexit minister Lord Frost has resigned from Boris Johnson’s cabinet, the Mail on Sunday has reported.

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Lord Frost, who has led negotiations with the EU, is reported to have handed in his resignation letter to Mr Johnson last week.

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However, the Mail on Sunday reported he had been convinced to stay on until January.

The newspaper reported it was the introduction of Plan B coronavirus measures that prompted Lord Frost’s decision, including the implementation of Covid passes.

It also said that he had become disillusioned by tax rises and the cost of net-zero policies.

Lord Frost has recently been locked in tense rounds of talks with European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic as the UK and the EU attempt to close gaps in post-Brexit arrangements.

Northern Ireland’s former first minister Arlene Foster described Lord Frost’s resignation as “enormous”.

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In a tweet, she said: “The resignation of Lord Frost from the cabinet is a big moment for the government but enormous for those of us who believed he would deliver for NI.”

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