Minister of State for European Relations David Frost, who led the “Brexit” talks under Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has resigned from the British government, the Mail on Sunday reported Saturday.
The newspaper, quoting a high-ranking government source, revealed that Frost will step down in January due to his “disappointment” with the “direction” of government policy, including new restrictions imposed to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.
Frost is a key figure in negotiations with the European Union, but decided to stay away from the executive because he disagreed with the so-called “Plan B”, which called for the introduction of health permits to enter clubs and major events. Mandatory requirement for vaccinations for health professionals and the use of masks in enclosed public spaces.
According to the Financial Times, the government official wrote in his resignation letter to Boris Johnson that the UK needs to “learn to live with Covid”. “Hopefully we can get back to normal soon and not be tempted by the kind of coercive measures we’re seeing elsewhere,” Frost wrote.
frost He is also said to have expressed dissatisfaction with the recent tax increases, which go against the traditionally low tax ideology of British Conservatives.
past months, frost He held extensive negotiations with the Vice-President of the European Commission for Inter-Institutional Relations, Maros Sefcovic, to overcome differences over the implementation of the so-called Protocol on Northern Ireland.
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