GB News: Guest discusses Lord Frost and his resignation
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Earlier this month, Lord Frost resigned as Brexit Minister over “concerns about the current direction of travel”. In a letter to Boris Johnson, the peer who led Brexit negotiations said he hoped the Prime Minister would “not be tempted” by “coercive measures” to tackle Covid.
After saying “Brexit is now secure”, he said: “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.”
Lord Frost was replaced by Foreign Secretary Liz Truss.
But following his resignation, Labour peer, Andrew Adonis, has launched a scathing attack on Lord Frost.
In a recent article in Prospect Magazine, Lord Adonis claimed the former Brexit negotiator’s resignation showed how Brexit is “devouring its own children”.
Tweeting a link to his own article, the staunch rejoiner said: “Just a few days until customs checks come into force for goods entering Britain from the EU.
“I suspect this was a big part of why Lord Frost wanted to get out immediately.
“His Brexit catastrophe was catching up with him – & we will all pay the price!”
However, people have taken to social media to hit back at the rejoiner, with one person telling Lord Adonis to move on.
Twitter user, Lozza, wrote: “Always moaning about Brexit, don’t you have a life?
“Move on and get on with your life.
“It’s too short.”
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Another person, Stuart Mockford, mocked the Labour peer and wrote: “I thought you had actually tweeted something that didn’t mention Brexit.
“And then I noticed the title.”
Lord Adonis’ article comes as of the 24 members of David Cameron’s Tory Cabinet from five years ago, only three remain.
He wrote: “Brexit is steadily devouring its instigators and its children.
“Of the 24 members of David Cameron’s Tory cabinet of just five years ago, only three are still in office and only one—Liz Truss, who ironically has been passed Frost’s poisoned chalice—has been in office continuously since May 2016.
“Frost is the 47th ministerial resignation related to Brexit. So there are two compelling questions.
“Are we yet at peak revolution and starting the reactionary phase? And has Caesar been slain or only wounded?
“The two are obviously related, particularly after last week’s North Shropshire by-election, which saw a 34 percent swing to the Lib Dems and made a lot of Tory MPs contemplate their own mortality.”
The Labour peer also claimed the UK appears to be on the “Boris-Brexit plateau” as an “intensification of the Brexit battles simply isn’t viable anymore”.
He said: “Before his walkout, Frost had already been forced to retreat from his threat to use Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol to suspend the whole Brexit deal with the EU.
“It is also hard to see how Boris ever returns to post-vaccine levels of popularity, which during the summer and autumn gave him a political position akin to Thatcher after the Falklands and Blair before Iraq.
“He totally failed to capitalise on it because he has no credible ideas for national renewal, or even any interest in it beyond the empty slogans of “levelling up” and “build back better.”
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