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Boris’s brick wall: Can David Frost help the UK survive Brexit’s new cliff edge?

A career diplomat who has given up on diplomacy where Europe is concerned, David Frost now holds Britain's future in his hands. What motivates him?

By Rachel Sylvester   October 2020

Illustration by Tim McDonagh. Photo:

On the face of it, Dominic Cummings and David Frost could not be more different. Boris Johnson’s best-known adviser is a political showman who sets out to court publicity and stir up controversy. At times, Cummings seems to be turning his Downing Street career into a piece of performance art, with deliberately dishevelled costumes curated down to the last beanie hat, and lines delivered with panache to the reporters who wait outside his home. When he wore a back-to-work suit this week it made…

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