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Who is David Frost?

David Frost is Boris Johnson’s Europe advisor and chief negotiator for the talks on the UK’s future relationship with the EU. He is the opposite number of Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator. He leads a team in the Cabinet Office, which prepared the UK government’s negotiating mandate and leads the negotiations with the EU, although he is a special adviser not a civil servant. In July 2020, it was announced that David Frost will be the Prime Minister’s National Security Advisor and be made a peer from the end of September, although he will oversee the conclusion of the negotiations with the EU. However, recognising his status as an advisor, the intelligence agencies will report to the Cabinet Secretary.

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