British media reported on Saturday that Frost, 56, would resign due to his dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s policy. He is said to have handed in his resignation letter last week, with the agreement not to actually leave until January. In a letter to the prime minister released on Saturday night, Frost now said he was “disappointed that this plan was made public this evening”. “Given the circumstances, I think it appropriate to write to resign immediately,” he said.
Furthermore, Frost thanks Johnson and says that “Brexit is now secured”. “The challenge for the government now is to live up to the opportunities it offers us.”
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According to the Mail on Sunday, Frost is stepping down due to the government’s tougher end-of-year coronavirus measures. This mainly concerns the introduction of the Corona Corridor.
“You know my concerns about the current course,” Frost says in his letter. He regrets that the easing of the Corona measures did not turn out to be “irreversible,” as Johnson promised. “I hope we can get back on track soon and not be tempted by the kind of coercive measures we’ve seen elsewhere.” Johnson himself said in response that he regretted Frost’s departure.