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David Frost: from mandarin to minister

The man who managed the final stages of the UK's Brexit negotiations is now charged with overseeing our ongoing relationship with the EU

By Rachel Sylvester   October 2020

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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 the…

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