Why is David Frost taking a leave of absence?


It has emerged in the last few hours that the man who is the Government negotiator for our departure from the EU is taking leave of absence from the House of Lords. Now of course this may be a very logical decision so that he is able to concentrate more of his time to get us a trade deal. However this is the information in Wikipedia that explains about his recent situation and it raises some very concerning questions.

David George Hamilton Frost, Baron Frost, CMG (born 21 February 1965), is a British Political Special Adviser and former British civil servant serving as the Prime Minister’s Europe Adviser and Chief Negotiator of Task Force Europe, at the Cabinet Office. He previously served as Special Adviser to Boris Johnson when he was Foreign Secretary. Frost spent most of his earlier professional career as a British diplomat, including as HM Ambassador to Denmark, EU Director at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), and Director for Europe and International Trade at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (DBIS). It was announced in June 2020 that David Frost will take over from Sir Mark Sedwill as National Security Adviser in September and receive a life peerage.

Perhaps along with resolving how many International Laws to break, we could get a clear sense of why his arrival in the House of Lords three months ago is currently being reversed. Is it to remove any prospect of his accountability? Certainly when it comes to negotiations, although some elements do take place outside of the public area, there is usually a sense of openness and honesty!

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