Chief negotiator and ‘true hero’ of the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege has died

The Metropolitan Police’s head negotiator who helped the SAS save the lives of 19 hostages during the Iranian Embassy siege of 1980 has died. Chief Superintendent Max Vernon, who is believed to have been 85, was part of a six-man team charged with negotiating with six armed terrorists who besieged the diplomatic building in South … Read more

Chief negotiator during 1980 Iranian Embassy siege dies

The Metropolitan Police’s head negotiator who helped the SAS save the lives of 19 hostages during the Iranian Embassy siege of 1980 has died. Chief Superintendant Max Vernon was part of a six-man team charged with negotiating with six armed terrorists who besieged the diplomatic building in South Kensington, West London and took 26 people … Read more

Brexit negotiator Lord Frost hails ‘moment of national renewal’

Brexit negotiator Lord Frost hails ‘moment of national renewal’ after striking historic deal with the EU Lord Frost has now hailed ‘one of the biggest and broadest agreements ever’  Chief negotiator’s euphoria follows almost 12 months of gruelling negotiations  MPs will vote on the deal in Parliament on Wednesday and EU will then ratify it … Read more

How Boris Johnson gleefully ordered Brexit negotiator David Frost to sign Christmas Eve agreement

Visibly nervous and decidedly twitchy, the Prime Minister was pacing up and down in his Downing Street study when the mobile phone in his suit pocket started to vibrate. ‘It’s Frosty,’ he bellowed at the handful of officials gathered in his office. It was 2.15pm on Christmas Eve and the newly-ennobled David Frost, the UK’s … Read more

Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator says ‘outlines of a deal’ with the EU are visible

Britain’s Brexit negotiator last night declared the ‘outlines of a deal’ were visible even as it emerged the process could last into next month. Following the latest round of talks, David Frost said the two sides had held constructive discussions in a ‘good spirit’. Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, also … Read more

Boris Johnson’s chief negotiator warns EU that Britain will not become a ‘client state’ of Brussels

Britain will not ‘blink’ in crunch Brexit talks this week, Boris Johnson’s chief negotiator has declared, in a marked ratcheting up of pressure on Brussels. In an exclusive interview with The Mail on Sunday, Lord Frost warned his EU counterpart Michel Barnier the UK would not become a ‘client state’ of Brussels by accepting restrictions … Read more

Britain’s new Cod War with the EU could sink next week’s Brexit talks, negotiator David Frost warns

Britain’s new Cod War with the EU could sink next week’s Brexit talks as fishing row pushes UK closer to No Deal, negotiator David Frost warns David Frost said Brussels’ demands on fishing could ‘limit progress’ made in talks Bloc wants to retain access for boats but No 10 says British trawlers will be given … Read more

European Union is set to ‘sideline chief negotiator Michel Barnier’ to crack Brexit deadlock

February 20, 2016: David Cameron announces the date for the referendum on whether to leave the EU.  June 23, 2016: The UK votes to leave the EU.  July 13, 2016: Theresa May becomes PM after seeing off challenges from Boris Johnson and Michael Gove. March 29, 2017: Mrs May formally notifies the EU that the UK is … Read more

Britain ‘will win 60% of its objectives in an EU trade deal’, negotiator David Frost tells Tory MPs

Britain ‘will win 60 per cent of its objectives in an EU trade deal’, negotiator David Frost tells Tory MPs amid fears of deadlock UK talks chief is reported to have privately made the assurance to Tory MPs  Talks ended last week with both sides playing down chances of a deal EU’s Barnier warned a … Read more

Theresa May savages Boris Johnson for making Brexit negotiator David Frost national security adviser

Theresa May launched a furious attack on Boris Johnson and his top team today for choosing a close political aide as the UK’s national security adviser. The former prime minister tore into her successor’s decision to hand the job to David Frost, his Brexit negotiator, branding him ‘a political appointee with no proven expertise’. Mr … Read more