Boris Johnson gave it to him Brexit negotiator David Frost A full-time ministerial post and a place at the cabinet table, where he will lead Britain’s relationship with the European Union.
Lord Frost will replace Michael Gove as the chair of the UK’s Association Council, the body created to settle disputes arising from the trade agreement, and take over the role of Gove as chairing the Joint Committee for the Withdrawal Agreement, a body mired in difficulties. On the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.
The Association Council chairs the political and technical structures that will be implemented and implemented Brixi The agreement is in detail and will play a key role in any future negotiations on issues like protocol and financial services, as talks are underway.
Frost’s appointment to chair the Joint Commission, co-chaired by Goff and Vice President of the European Commission, Marusz سيفiviovi, cemented a strong position as a new key element in the relationship between the EU and the UK.
On Tuesday, Shevovic told the Irish Parliament that an Association Council would be formed soon, followed by the creation of 19 specialized committees that will oversee relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom in everything from energy to aviation.
Some on the EU side will be worried that Frost Feisty and frank style It may not be suitable for sensitive political landscapes like Northern Ireland where tensions over Brexit controls remain high.
Gove is now tasked with tackling the post-Covid backlog in public services, including courts, the NHS, schools and universities, as part of his new role on the Public Services Subcommittee on the National Recovery Task Force.
Sources say his work chairing more than 200 cabinet meetings of the Brexit process committee made him a suitable candidate. It is understood that he will continue to co-chair the Joint Committee meeting with Sevovich next week and a meeting with northern Ireland Business on Thursday.
The XO is expected to end in July when Brexit controls, on imports of animals and plants, are introduced on the British side of the border.
Frost is said to be enthusiastic about internal market legislation, which prior to Brexit was seen as a way to strengthen ties with Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Frost said he was “very honored to be appointed Minister to advance our relationship with the European Union after Brexit. In doing so I stand on the shoulders of giants, especially giants. Michael Gove Who did an exceptional job for the country in talks with [the] The European Union during the past year. “
Frost, who was awarded the Peerage last year, was previously scheduled to become the National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister, an appointment that It may cause a backlash on his account Lack of security expertise And his role as a political appointee, not a civil servant.
His new assignments were set last month as it was announced that Sir Stephen Lovegrove, permanent secretary of the Department of Defense, would assume the role of National Security Adviser in place of Frost.
On Wednesday, Downing Street confirmed that he had raised those duties to a full cabinet position, and said Frost would be a full member of the Cabinet. His appointment will take effect from March 1.
Johnson Frost chose carefully, Former president of the Scotch Whiskey Association, to lead the Brexit negotiations as soon as he’s elected prime minister. He is widely credited with taking no prisoners towards the negotiations, which led to a deal that allowed for great divergence in the UK.
Downing Street announced that Frost’s role would also include post-Brexit reforms, saying he would consider “reform and regulation to maximize Brexit chances.”