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Brexit minister David Frost has resigned from Boris Johnson’s cabinet in protest at “the direction of travel,” triggering a fresh crisis inside Downing Street after an already turbulent week for the prime minister.

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Brexit minister 大卫弗罗斯特 has resigned from 鲍里斯·约翰逊cabinet in protest at “the direction of travel,” triggering a fresh crisis inside 唐宁街 after an already turbulent week for the prime minister.

Lord Frost – one of the most popular members of the cabinet among the Conservative faithful – handed in his resignation a week ago and had been persuaded to stay in his post until January but last night said he would step down “with immediate effect.”

His resignation represents a major political blow for the prime minister who is already facing a series of crises over “gatherings” in No 10 during Covid restrictions, growing discontent on the Tory backbenches over his leadership and this week’s historic loss in the North Shropshire by-election.

同时, Senior Tory MP Tobias Ellwood has said the departure of Lord Frost could bring an opportunity to “press the reset button with the EU”.

Former minister Mr Ellwood said: “We’re still not out of the woods with the Northern Ireland Protocol and we have some rather larger decisions and challenges, which actually unite both the EU, Europe and Britain.”

他说: “As much as I think this is going to be seen as a hit for the Government, he was a critical character that’s been with Boris Johnson from the very start when it comes to Brexit, this is a chance for us to actually to sort of move forward on our relationship with the EU.”

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Andrew Marr signs off from BBC with Anchorman quote

Andrew Marr has signed off from his long-running 英国广播公司 politics show with a line from his “mentor” – Anchorman character Ron Burgundy.

The veteran broadcaster is leaving the BBC after more than two decades, 包括 16 years at the helm of his own Sunday morning show.

Bringing his final programme to a close, 他说: “That it is, all over, I have been so lucky and so privileged to share so many Sunday mornings with you.”

Referring to the catchphrase of the fictional news anchor played by Will Ferrell 在里面 2004 hit comedy, 他加了: “I have been wondering how to close this final show, but I can’t do better than quoting my great mentor: “You stay classy, San Diego

Laura Harding has the full story:

Andrew Marr signs off from BBC with Anchorman quote

The veteran journalist is leaving the BBC after two decades.

Emily Atkinson19 十二月 2021 12:10
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‘We need a wartime leader’ and a ‘strong No 10says Tory MP

Boris Johnson’s “boosterism” will not see him through the crisis currently engulfing No 10, a senior Tory has said, as the resignation of Lord Frost sowed doubt on the future of Boris Johnson’s premiership.

The ex-Brexit minister resigned with “immediate effect” on Saturday night, having previously agreed with the Prime Minister he would leave his job in January.

Citing “the current direction of travel” of the Government, as well as fears over “coercive” Covid measures and the wish for the UK to become a “lightly regulated, low-tax” economy, Lord Frost’s departure was described as a “watershed moment” in what had been an extremely damaging week for the PM.

Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East), who chairs the Commons Defence Select Committee, said many Conservative colleagues shared the desire for there to be “a consistency of where we want to go”.

He told Times Radio: “I think this is what perhaps unites more and more of the wider party, and we’ve seen this since the Owen Paterson debacle, is that it needs to be clarity of our vision, there needs to be a consistency of where we want to go, people need to be included, the decision-making in No 10 needs to be improved.

“We need an, almost like, a wartime leader, we need a strong No 10, and the machinery of No 10 around Boris Johnson, that’s what needs to be improved.

“The boosterism, the energy, is not enough in these current circumstances alone.”

Emily Atkinson19 十二月 2021 11:55
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Party tapes: Could there be more clips from Allegra Stratton’s mock press conference?

More clips could emerge from the mock press conference that showed 唐宁街 staff joking about a Christmas party and lead to the resignation of 鲍里斯·约翰逊’s former spokeswoman 阿莱格拉·斯特拉顿, 根据 星期日邮报.

Officials at No 10 are reportedly in a “state of panic” about the potential release of more footage from the recording.

Holly Bancroft 报告:

Party tapes: Could there be more clips of Allegra Stratton’s mock press conference?

Former government spokesperson Allegra Stratton resigned after clips emerged of her joking about a No 10 圣诞派对

Emily Atkinson19 十二月 2021 11:40
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Next Brexit minister must make NI protocol ‘work’, says Michelle O’Neill

Stormont’s deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill said that whoever replaces Lord Frost as Brexit minister will “need to find solutions” to make the Northern Ireland Protocol work.

Ms O’Neill told the BBC Sunday Politics 程序: “This is the same David Frost who negotiated Brexit and he has worked to undermine it every day since.

“I am less concerned about what is going on in the Tory Party and the dismay and the disruption.

“What I am more concerned about is that the protocol is made to work, that pragmatic solutions are found, that certainty and stability is achieved for all of our business community here who have been left high and dry in terms of uncertainty because of the Brexit mess.

“David Frost will be replaced by another minister and whoever that minister is, they need to find solutions, work with the EU, make the protocol work and provide that certainty and stability that is desperately required.”

Emily Atkinson19 十二月 2021 11:24
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News Analysis: Lord Frost was a flop who got tired of being the fall guy for Boris Johnson

Frosty the “No Man” has gone. It ought to be no great surprise, though it’s a punchy story and adds to the sense of an administration disintegrating before our very eyes, writes 肖恩·奥格雷迪. As my colleague John Rentoul has pointed out, there was plenty of uncoded criticism of Johnson’s policies in Lord Frost’s last speech, and Frost can’t be alone in his despair at how the prime minister is running the country.

Lord Frost was a flop who got tired of being the fall guy for Boris Johnson

The now former Brexit minister’s failure was one of power politics, as well as tactics

Emily Atkinson19 十二月 2021 11:10
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Lord Frost’s resignation could be opportunity to ‘press reset button’ with EU, says senior Tory MP

Senior Tory MP Tobias Ellwood said the departure of Lord Frost could bring an opportunity to “press the reset button with the EU”.

Former minister Mr Ellwood said: “We’re still not out of the woods with the Northern Ireland Protocol and we have some rather larger decisions and challenges, which actually unite both the EU, Europe and Britain.”

他说: “As much as I think this is going to be seen as a hit for the Government, he was a critical character that’s been with Boris Johnson from the very start when it comes to Brexit, this is a chance for us to actually to sort of move forward on our relationship with the EU.”

Emily Atkinson19 十二月 2021 11:00
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Lib Dem leader says North Shropshire victory showed ‘real chance’ of getting Tories ‘out of office’

The Liberal Democrat leader has said his party’s victory in the North Shropshire by-election had shown there was a “real chance” of getting the prime minister out of office in the next election.

Speaking on Trevor Phillips On Sunday on Sky News, Sir Ed Davey said: “We’ve proven that the Conservatives can be beaten anywhere, and I think we’ve confirmed the reality that if we’re going to get Johnson and the Tories out of office, it’s going to take the Liberal Democrats beating Conservative MPs in their blue wall seats.”

The Lib Dem leader accused the Conservatives of “letting people down”.

他说: “They have taken people for granted, that is why the Liberal Democrats won in North Shropshire, why indeed we won in Chesham and Amersham, and why I’m so excited about the prospects ahead of us.

“I think there’s a real chance of getting Boris Johnson and the Conservatives out of power in the next election and I think the Liberal Democrats have shown the way.”

“I do have a smile on my face, I do think there’s new hope for our country and I do think the Conservatives are in real trouble.

Emily Atkinson19 十二月 2021 10:50
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信件: Keir Starmer’s reluctance to use the S-word is curious

Keir Starmer refused to say that he’s a socialist in an 面试 with Francis Elliott on Thursday. “What does that mean?” he asked instead. 在某种方式, his inability to do retail politics is almost charming. Having been an MP for a mere six years, he has not yet fully trained himself in the basic arts, writes 约翰·伦图尔.

Editor’s Letter: Keir Starmer’s reluctance to use the S-word is curious

The Labour leader refused to call himself a socialist in an interview last week, 约翰·伦图尔写道

Emily Atkinson19 十二月 2021 10:40
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萨吉德·贾维德: Lord Frost ‘resigned out of principle

Emily Atkinson19 十二月 2021 10:35
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Labour not disappointed by North Shropshire by-election losses, says shadow health secretary

The shadow health secretary has said he was not disappointed by Labour’s result in the North Shropshire by-election.

Despite the party getting just 9.68 per cent of the vote in Thursday’s poll, Wes Streeting said the result had been more of a defeat for Boris Johnson.

The Conservatives got 31.5 per cent of the vote, although were beaten by the Liberal Democrats.

Mr Streeting told Trevor Phillips On Sunday on Sky News: “I think what North Shropshire shows us is that political parties are perfectly capable of making informed judgments about where to spend their resources and voters can be trusted to make the decisions that give them the outcome that they wantin this case removing a Conservative MPand I’m not the slightest bit disappointed by the result in North Shropshire.”

Emily Atkinson19 十二月 2021 10:30