He'll be back! PM Liz Truss tipped to appoint Lord Frost as Foreign Secretary

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Former UK diplomat Adrian Hill believes the chances of the former Brexit Minister returning to the fold would be significantly increased if Ms Truss, who was handed his brief after his resignation on Saturday, was to move into Number 10. And he suggested such an outcome would “serve the EU right”.

As reported by Express.co.uk, Mr Johnson confirmed his preference for an interim deal with the bloc on the subject of the Northern Ireland Protocol in a letter to constituent Dr Timothy Bradshaw.

Mr Bradshaw subsequently told Express.co.uk he was concerned Mr Johnson could be on the verge of “caving” to Brussels.

Mr Johnson is also under pressure as a result of the loss of the North Shropshire by-election, and the rebellion by 99 Tory MPs against legislation introducing vaccine passports.

He has also been beset with damaging allegations about various Christmas gatherings held last year.

Lord Frost’s resignation letter outlined concerns about the Government’s “direction of travel”, and cited similar concerns about Covid restrictions.

Mr Hill told Express.co.uk: “Frost himself said that he could not support collective responsibility over Covid restrictions and Plan B.

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“Now that really would serve the EU its rightful fate!”

Mr Hill explained: “We liked Boris when we spent an evening with him in Sussex – close to the 1066 battlefield – but really think Covid took much more out of him than he’s aware.

“I think it’s time we had another woman Prime Minister like the first one, not the second!

“And I think Frosty would make a very good Secretary of State for the FCOD or whatever that stands for these days! Frosty was the strategy guru.
“Let’s get Liz voted as PM and Frosty back fast.”

Despite being a peer, Lord Frost’s appointment as Foreign Secretary would not be without relatively recent precedent.

Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first woman Prime Minister, appointed Lord Carrington as Foreign Secretary and Minister for Overseas Development in her first Cabinet in 1979.

Coral bookmakers is currently offering odds of 9/2 on Ms Truss being Britain’s next Prime Minister, second only to Chancellor Rishi Sunak on 2-1.

Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead said: “Over the last month or so we have seen a large number of bets placed on Liz Truss becoming the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and as a result the odds have been slashed significantly.

“She is now the 9-2 second favourite in the market for who replaces Boris Johnson, shorter odds than Labour leader Keir Starmer and only behind Rishi Sunak.”



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