Lord Frost tenders resignation as Brexit minister

Amid “concerns about the current direction of travel”, Brexit minister Lord Frost has tendered resignation to the UK government.

As contained in a letter to Boris Johnson, the peer, who governed Brexit negotiations, said he hoped the PM would “not be tempted” by “coercive measures” to battle Covid.

BBC reports that earlier this week, Mr Johnson encountered the biggest rebellion of his premiership from Tory MPs over regulations to curb the spread of the new Omicron variant.

Boris Johnson

However, records of covid in the UK keep surging, with 90,418 on Saturday alone and more than 12,000 confirmed Omicron infections were recorded on Sunday.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid said Lord Frost was an “outstanding public servant”, telling the BBC’s Andrew Marr programme that while he disputed with his remarks, the minister had “resigned out of principle… and we have to respect that”.

However, Labour’s deputy leader, Angela Rayner, said the resignation implied the government was “in total chaos right when the country faces an uncertain few weeks”.

Lord Frost’s resignation follows a major by-election defeat for the Conservatives, losing the formerly safe seat of North Shropshire to the Liberal Democrats.

According to The Mail on Sunday, Frost delivered his resignation a week ago, partially in opposition with Covid curbs.

However, in his letter to the prime minister, Lord Frost said now the arrangement to exit in January had been declared publicly, he would quit with “immediate effect”.

The letter read that Mr Johnson had been “an outstanding leader” during turbulence over Brexit, and the pair had a “close common understanding” on their aims in that area.

But after saying “Brexit is now secure”, he added: “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.”

Hafsah Muhammed Ibrahim

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