Rash of resignations at No 10 just another episode of men behaving badly

Analysis: The threatened departure of Brexit negotiator David Frost wasn’t precipitated by anything relevant like the trade deal talks, but a fit of pique over the sacking of a colleague

15th November, 2020
Rash of resignations at No 10 just another episode of men behaving badly
Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson’s senior adviser, leaving 10 Downing Street. Credit: Sky News

David Frost, Britain’s chief trade negotiator and the man who is engaged in the long-running and still ongoing brinkmanship in trade talks with Michel Barnier, his opposite number in the EU, reportedly threatened to quit his job last Wednesday evening.

The revelation, made in the Financial Times on Friday morning and also carried in the Guardian, must have caught the attention of Barnier’s team and the Irish government in particular. Would Frost’s departure...

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