Boris Johnson remains the good leader, says ex Brexit minister

After his resounding departure from the government, the former British Secretary of State for Brexit David Frost, wanted to make things clear. “It is absolutely not a question of leadership, I have confidence that this country has a great future under Boris Johnson if the policies turn into the right ones, and that he is the right person to move forward. the country ”, he estimated while his resignation worsened the crisis weakening Boris Johnson.

The one who led the difficult post-Brexit negotiations on Northern Ireland indeed left at the end of a nightmarish week for the head of the Conservative government: unprecedented rebellion in his majority against his anti-Covid measures, loss of a conservative stronghold during a partial legislative and soaring cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

“I could not support certain policies”

“I left the government because I could not support certain policies being carried out, most recently on anti-Covid restrictions,” David Frost said on Sky News, in his first interview since his resignation. “When you are in government you have to support collective responsibility and I couldn’t,” he continued.

The departure of this key Brexit figure is seen by commentators as a snub for Boris Johnson, at a time when his authority is questioned by his troops to the point that the idea of ​​a vote of no confidence is no longer a taboo .

Boris Johnson (again) at the heart of a controversy

It is the head of diplomacy Liz Truss who will take over the post-Brexit files, which will put her in the front line on the sensitive files of the status of Northern Ireland, or fishing licenses for French fishermen.

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Boris Johnson is also criticized for information about parties organized in Downing Street in defiance of health restrictions. Published on Monday by The Guardian newspaper, a new photo shows the head of government and aides sharing boards of cheese and glasses of wine in Downing Street Garden. The image is dated May 2020, at a time when such moments of sociability were banned. Downing Street referred to a “business meeting”.

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