Lord Frost last night warned of a plot to undermine Brexit after leading Remainers held a secret summit on EU relations.
The Tory peer said the gathering of prominent politicians, business chiefs and ex-civil servants showed a will to unravel the deal he helped negotiate with Brussels. And in a clear attack on the Government, he said ministers did not need to fix Brexit but rather implement it in full – instead of raising taxes.
Among those at last week’s country house meeting were Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy, ex-Tory European minister David Lidington and Theresa May’s Brexit negotiator Olly Robbins.
Former EU commissioner Lord Mandelson opened one of the sessions at the event which was also attended by key Leave supporters, including Michael Gove.
They met at Ditchley Park, a historic estate near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, to discuss ‘how can we make Brexit work better with our neighbours in Europe?’ There are suspicions that the conversations from Thursday and Friday will be used to lobby Rishi Sunak or any future Labour administration for closer ties with Brussels.
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