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Who is David Frost?

David Frost was the UK’s Chief Brexit negotiator on both the Withdrawal Agreement and the Trade and Cooperation Agreement for the Boris Johnson government.

In March 2021, he became a Minister of State in the Cabinet Office, with a seat in the Cabinet, with responsibilities including oversight of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, Withdrawal Agreement and Northern Ireland Protocol, as well as pursuing opportunities from Brexit until his resignation in December 2021. These roles were executed through his position as UK co-chair of the Joint Committee and Partnership Council. His opposite number from the EU was Maroš Šefčovič.

Frost was made a member of the House of Lords in September 2020. He had been a diplomat, was Director for Europe, Trade and International Affairs at BEIS and then ran the Scotch Whisky Association before becoming a special adviser to Boris Johnson when he was Foreign Secretary.

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