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Sir Tim Barrow, has been appointed as the new ambassador to the EU, replacing Sir Ivan Rogers.

Sir Tim Barrow, has been appointed as the new ambassador to the EU, replacing Sir Ivan Rogers.

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Sir Tim Barrow, has been appointed as the new ambassador to the EU, replacing Sir Ivan Rogers. He was the UK’s ambassador to Moscow from 2011 to 2015. He has also advised a succession of foreign secretaries as well as holding other roles in the UK’s EU mission. His appointment has come under question as being to similar to the outgoing Sir Ivan. RT News has described the of Sir Ivan as being untrustworthy by Downing street and are labelling this as a bust-up.

Sir Tim Barrow: UK’s new ambassador to EU ‘tough negotiator’ BBC News

Leave campaigners split as Sir Tim Barrow given key EU envoy role. Sky News

Sir Tim Barrow appointed as Britain’s EU ambassador. The Guardian

Brexit: Tories round on Theresa May over resignation of top diplomat in Brussels. The Independent

Brexit bust-up: Resignation of Britain’s EU ambassador unleashes political storm. RT News


Talking Points:

Sir Tim is not known to be a wholehearted Brexiter.

The PM rejects appointing a Brexit champ; a tactic perhaps?

Sir Ivan believes the UK lacks a consensus on Brexit and more specifically an agreed strategy to leave.

 

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