Outgoing EU Ambassador urged British colleagues to challenge "muddled thinking and speak truth to power"

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Sir Ivan Rogers The UK’s ambassador to the EU urged British colleagues in Brussels to challenge “muddled thinking and… speak truth to power” as he quit ahead of Brexit talks. He is standing down because the advice the UK’s ambassador to the EU has been giving has fallen on deaf ears in Downing Street. His resignation comes some eight months before his job was due to end or be extended.

UK’s EU ambassador tells colleagues to challenge ‘muddled thinking’. BBC News

Ambassador to EU quits and warns staff over ‘muddled thinking’. The Guardian

Sir Ivan Rogers quits: Britain’s EU ambassador attacks ‘muddled’ thinking over Brexit in scathing resignation letter. The Independent

Outgoing EU envoy attacks ‘muddled thinking’ Sky News

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Downing street needs reevaluate it’s negotiating tactics

Sir Ivan Rogers made direct accusations at Downing street, and shows a lack of confidence in PM and the Tory Party.

He resigns after serving under four previous administrations.

Although he does not name the Prime Minister, it is clear that she and her “three Brexiteers” – Boris Johnson, David Davis and Liam Fox – are the targets of his attack.




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