Boris to unleash Brexit secret weapon as IDS spearheads Global Britain task force

Boris to unleash Brexit secret weapon as IDS spearheads Global Britain task force

Boris to unleash Brexit secret weapon as IDS spearheads Global Britain task force
The Prime Minister is recruiting an external adviser to identify new opportunities following the UK’s departure from the European Union. Their specific role will be to find and highlight the benefits that leaving the bureaucratic bloc has handed the UK.
Their job will complement former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith’s Global Britain Taskforce which is examining how the UK can reshape its economy to the benefit of everyone.

Its hotly anticipated report should be published in the coming months and is hoped will suggest how the government can “level up” the economy by distributing wealth evenly across the nation.

The new role will report to former Brexit chief negotiator Lord Frost – who is now the Cabinet Secretary.

He told Parliament this week: “We have high hopes of outside input into this process.

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Lord Frost agreed with this assessment and told the Parliamentary Committee that Brexit has created the “huge advantage” of being able to design our own laws.

He added: “It is really important that we exercise that freedom in as useful and productive a way we can.”

He also used his appearance at the European Scrutiny Committee to slam “indoctrinated” UK officials for still operating like the bureaucratic EU.

A revolution was needed to “normalise” EU law still on Britain’s rulebook and return them to UK common law traditions, which are “lighter touch” and less risk averse, he claimed.

Addressing the committee, he said: “Lots of our bureaucracy and our regulatory systems have had to operate within a prescriptive EU law framework.

“We have internalised principles of EU law and EU ways of thinking about things for the last 50 years, which is harder to eradicate because it’s quite subtle.”

Since his role as chief Brexit negotiator ended in January, Lord Frost has stayed in Mr Johnson’s cabinet – taking a number of key roles.

In February he replaced Michael Gove as the UK chair of the partnership council – a body set up to settle disputes resulting from the trade agreement with the bloc.

He also took Mr Gove’s role chairing the withdrawal agreement joint committee which has been engulfed with the ongoing dispute about the Northern Ireland Protocol.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: UK Feed

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