We’re divorced! Frost’s extraordinary broadside at EU hailed – ‘No special relationship’

Brexit: Frost says 'we drifted away from those who elected us'

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The former Brexit Minister, who departed from Government in December over policy disagreements, argued Britain should not aim to forge a “special relationship” with the EU. He said: “That was never the policy. Nor should it be.”

Instead, Lord Frost highlighted in a post on Twitter the policy should be to seek a “friendly relationship between sovereign equals”.

He added: “That is the correct policy for a country like ours with global interests.”

Pro-Brexit retired RAF veteran Mike Mason OBE hailed this approach as “correct”.

Mr Mason said: “That is the correct policy for a country like ours with global interests.”

Many social media users were quick to echo this sentiment.

Nick Smith wrote: “Absolutely. Johnson should listen a lot more to Frost who has the mood of the party members.”

Morris Hickey also joked: “Yes. I’ve never understood couples who divorce and then continue to live under the same roof.”

Further highlighting his view of the direction in which post-Brexit relations should be heading, the former Brexit Minister wrote: “It is entirely reasonable for both [the UK and the EU] to treat each other as close neighbours but as third countries.”

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Shortly after sharing Lord Frost’s Twitter post, Steven Edginton said the Tory party ought to recognise his “consistent ideology” and “backbone” by offering him a firm seat in the Commons.

The Video Comment Editor at the Telegraph wrote: “The Conservatives should offer Lord Frost a safe seat as soon as possible.

“He seems to be one of the few in their ranks with any backbone, principle and consistent ideology.”

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Lord Adonis was decidedly, and unexpectedly, less positive of the former Brexit Minister’s view, jibing: “No, [forging a ‘special relationship’ with the EU] was never your Brexit policy, which is the reason why it was such a disaster and is decimating British trade and prosperity.”

This follows reports suggesting EU leaders will offer Britain a leading position in a new “European Security Council”, aimed at countering future geopolitical challenges.

A senior European diplomat told the Telegraph: “Continental leaders need to say we’re sitting down, and it would be great if you [Britain] sat down with us.”

But numerous British officials suggested proposals ought to be received alongside a hefty dose of salt.

Former Royal Navy warfare officer Chris Parry said, in no uncertain terms: “It’s not an olive branch. It’s a poisoned chalice.”

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