Sir Ivan Rogers Quits the Civil Service

Sir Ivan Rogers, the former UK Ambassador to the EU who resigned this week from the role, has quit the civil service. His resignation comments were seen as a criticism of the Government’s Brexit negotiations and general direction. Theresa May, the Prime Minister, is expected to make a speech in the next week clarifying the Government’s general negotiating position.

A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said:

“Sir Ivan Rogers resigned as UK permanent representative to Brussels on 3 January. He did not seek any further civil service appointment and has therefore resigned from the civil service with immediate effect. We are grateful for Sir Ivan’s work in Brussels and across a number of other senior positions in the civil service”.