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Rishi Sunak didn’t know Michael Gove was attending a non-public assembly of former depart and stay chiefs to debate Brexit, Downing Road has mentioned.

The prime minister’s spokesperson mentioned Mr Sunak had turn into conscious of the Cupboard minister’s attendance on the talks when he examine it within the Sunday newspapers.

It comes after Lord Frost, UK’s former chief Brexit negotiator, claimed the assembly, on the Ditchley Park retreat in Oxfordshire, amounted to a plot to undermine the Brexit settlement he struck.

Lord Frost mentioned the “secret” assembly was “an extra piece of proof that many in our political and enterprise institution need to unravel the offers we did to exit the EU in 2020 and to remain shadowing the EU as an alternative”.

The previous negotiator had instructed the Every day Mail newspaper: “That’s why so lots of these chargeable for Theresa Could’s failed backstop deal have been there, whereas I and those that truly delivered the Brexit agreements weren’t.”

It was initially reported by The Observer that Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove – who co-led the Vote Depart marketing campaign in 2016 – was in attendance for the discussions, alongside senior members of Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer’s shadow cupboard.

Lord Frost continued: “Brexit doesn’t want ‘fixing’. It wants this Conservative Authorities, elected with an enormous mandate on a Brexit programme, to totally and enthusiastically embrace its benefits as an alternative of leaving the sector to those that by no means wished it within the first place.

“I and thousands and thousands of others need the Authorities to get on with that as an alternative of elevating taxes, deterring funding and pushing public spending to its highest degree for 70 years.”

The importance of the occasion was performed down by sources with information of the assembly.

It’s understood Mr Gove attended the assembly as a result of he’s a governor at Ditchley Park. He not has any involvement in setting Brexit coverage in his function as Levelling Up Secretary.

A Labour supply mentioned: “This was a bathroom customary Ditchley Park convention. Their occasions are at all times cross-party.“

One other supply aware of the occasion mentioned it was in actual fact a “fairly uninteresting convention” on overseas affairs.

The Prime Minister earlier appeared to swerve questions concerning the assembly, telling broadcasters throughout a go to to Oldham on Monday that he wished to “drive progress in our financial system by seizing the alternatives of Brexit, to do issues in another way”.

It isn’t concerning the assembly – I am speaking about what the Authorities is doing, and that is ensuring we capitalise on the advantages of Brexit

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak

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He added: “It isn’t concerning the assembly – I’m speaking about what the Authorities is doing, and that’s ensuring we capitalise on the advantages of Brexit.”

Lord Frost’s feedback come after the UK and the EU reiterated their dedication to discovering “joint options” to variations across the post-Brexit Northern Eire Protocol.

The protocol was agreed between the 2 events in 2019 as a option to unlock the logjam over securing a Brexit withdrawal settlement.

There may be mounting hypothesis {that a} deal is lastly on the playing cards to cut back the pink tape on commerce between Nice Britain and Northern Eire.

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