Conservatives Global, March 15, John Longworth
There has been some controversy about the appointment of Lord Frost as our ongoing Brexit tsar with cabinet responsibility, whipped up, in the words of that classic movie Casablanca, by the “usual suspects”, and in turn orchestrated by that well known , Japanese-owned, decidedly continental newspaper. No prizes for guessing the Financial Times.
It was ever thus. Not many editors of so-called British newspapers are awarded the Legion D’honneur by the French. Unlike Lionel Barber, FT editor for nearly 15 years, not many would be proud to be so recognised for services to the “enemy”.
Perhaps, it is a little strong to describe France as the enemy, love France as we do, although to judge by the newly published book, written by the most recent French Ambassador to the UK, it appears they are the self-styled enemy of Brexit Britain, at least.
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