Liz Truss to take on role as chief Brexit negotiator
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Lord Frost had reportedly grown exasperated by the direction of the Tory party and Boris’s decision to bring in new Covid restrictions. In his resignation letter to the Prime Minister, he wrote: “You know my concerns about the current direction of travel. I hope we will move as fast as possible to where we need to get to: a lightly regulated, low-tax, entrepreneurial economy, at the cutting edge of modern science and economic change. Three hundred years of history show that countries which take that route grow and prosper, and I am confident we will too.
“We also need to learn to live with Covid and I know that is your instinct too. You took a brave decision in July, against considerable opposition, to open up the country again.
“Sadly it did not prove to be irreversible, as I wished, and believe you did too. I hope we can get back on track soon and not be tempted by the kind of coercive measures we have seen elsewhere.”
As well as this, Lord Frost was understood to have been disappointed the UK was banned by the EU from the £80billion research and innovation project – and was angered by the lack of a deal to re-join.
But despite his departure and the tumultuous talks over the Northern Ireland protocol, Britons have said they do not regret leaving the EU.
Express.co.uk readers took to the comments to voice their joy at leaving the bloc.
DoggyDay wrote: “The EU is and always has been a corrupt organisation who make up the rules as they go along and only obey their own rules when it suits them!
“This is why we were right to leave, I have never regretted it for a second.
“Every day they provide us with another reason why we left!”
One reader called upon Liz Truss, new Brexit negotiator and current Foreign Secretary, to implement Article 16 as soon as possible.
StandupforBritain wrote: “Truss better implement Article 16 and scrap the WA otherwise Tories are toast come the next election.
“The majority of people in the UK are fed up with the UK Government trying to appease the EU.
“It’s time for the UK Government to put the people of the UK first and Foremost.
“Time for the Government to draw a line in the sand and tell the EU we won’t be blackmailed.”
David Wallis wrote: “They all begin with the letter ‘R’ Retaliation, revenge, resistance, regret and ridicule.
“These are our European friends that look at the UK with envy, hatred and contempt.
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“They have a delusion of being a great power that must be recognized as a leading player on the world stage.
“But on the chessboard, they are a pawn, and one covered in cracks.”
Proudscot wrote: “Time surely for the UK to stop being nicey-nicey to these nasty people and started playing hardball too, the way they do.
“I have one philosophy in life and that is to treat everyone the way they treat me.
“It’s not acceptable though to always try to help others when others just want to help themselves.”
Some Brexiteers have expressed concern about the appointment of Liz Truss as negotiator.
Mark Francois, the ERG’s chairman, told The Telegraph: “David Frost is an excellent, dedicated public servant who deserves all our heartfelt thanks.
“So is Liz Truss – but this will be one of many responsibilities she now has, assisted by a department which was totally opposed to our leaving the EU in the first place.
“So this will be challenging, to put it mildly.”
A Brexiteer Tory MP told the Telegraph: “We need a political operation headed up by a dedicated minister.
“The Northern Ireland Protocol needs the complete and undivided focus of a minister who is doing nothing else.”
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