Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Independent: Theresa May warned she will damage Brexit talks further if she appoints 'patsy' as new UK envoy to EU

Independent: Theresa May warned she will damage Brexit talks further if she appoints 'patsy' as new UK envoy to EU

Theresa May has been warned she will further damage the Brexit process if she appoints a “patsy” as her new envoy to Brussels.

Former top diplomats raised the alarm after right-wing newspapers were briefed that a wholehearted Brexit supporter will succeed Sir Ivan Rogers, who resigned yesterday.

One said the Prime Minister must appoint a successor for “what they know”, not what they believe – while a second went further, warning a “patsy” would bring “disaster”.

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