EXCLUSIVE: Brexit minister Lord Frost walks out on Boris: Panic in No10 as PM’s key ally quits, saying he’s ‘disillusioned’ with the Government’s Covid Plan B restrictions, vaccine passports, tax hikes and the cost of Net Zero green agenda
- EXCLUSIVE: Cabinet Minister Lord Frost has resigned from the Government
- The move was triggered by ‘disillusionment’ with the ‘direction’ of Tory policy
- Lord Frost handed his resignation to the Prime Minister a week ago
- His departure was prompted by Plan B measures, tax rises and ‘net zero’ politics
- The revelation is latest blow for Mr Johnson, following rebellion over restrictions
Cabinet Minister Lord Frost has sensationally resigned from Boris Johnson’s Government, The Mail on Sunday can exclusively reveal.
His dramatic move – triggered by his growing ‘disillusionment’ with the ‘direction’ of Tory policy – has sparked yet another crisis within a beleaguered Downing Street.
Lord Frost, who negotiated Britain’s departure from the EU as Brexit Minister, is understood to have handed his resignation to the Prime Minister a week ago, but was persuaded by Mr Johnson to stay in his post until January.
Cabinet Minister Lord Frost has dramatically resigned from Boris Johnson’s Government, The Mail on Sunday can reveal
Former Cabinet minister Lord Frost is seen arriving at 10 Downing Street on November 24, 2021
A senior Government source said Lord Frost’s departure had been prompted by the introduction of ‘Plan B’ Covid measures, including vaccine passports
A senior Government source said Lord Frost’s departure had been prompted by the introduction of ‘Plan B’ Covid measures, including vaccine passports.
But that was just the final straw after months of growing discontent over tax rises and the staggering cost of ‘net zero’ environmental policies.
The revelation is the latest blow for the embattled Mr Johnson, following a Commons rebellion of 100 Tory MPs over the ‘Plan B’ measures and the loss of a 23,000 majority in the North Shropshire by-election amid the ‘partygate’ row over celebrations inside No 10.
Conservative MPs are increasingly talking about a challenge to the Prime Minister’s leadership within the next six months, with Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss leading the field of contenders.
More details are expected to emerge later tonight.
Prime Minster Boris Johnson speaks with members of the Metropolitan Police in their break room, as he makes a constituency visit to Uxbridge police station on December 17, 2021
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