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Johnson Taps Top Negotiator to Tackle EU Disputes: Brexit Bulletin

Photographs: Bloomberg
Photographs: BloombergPhotographer: Bloomberg/Bloomberg

What’s happening? There’s a new man in charge of handling EU-U.K. disputes. 

It was all change at team Brexit Britain this week. Prime Minister Boris Johnson elevated his unelected chief Brexit negotiator David Frost to the cabinet on Wednesday, putting him in charge of relations with the European Union. “Frosty” – who led the team that secured the last-minute Brexit deal – is seen as a tougher negotiator and a harder Brexiteer than Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove, who he replaces. His appointment could spell cooler U.K.-EU relations ahead.