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”.