About: Sir Ivan Rogers

Politics 22-02-2017

The Brief: Britain is not ready to take back control of its borders

Taking back control of Britain’s borders is not going to be as simple as painting a slogan on the side of a big, red bus.
Brexit 05-01-2017

UK ‘plotted to bring in pro-Brexit diplomat’ above Sir Ivan Rogers’ head

Sir Ivan Rogers, the UK’s ambassador to the EU, resigned after his government planned to bring in another diplomat above his head to handle the Brexit negotiations, it was claimed yesterday (4 January).
Brexit 04-01-2017

Brexit inflationary price warning hits clothing groups

British clothing retailer Next on Wednesday (4 January) warned of a tougher trading year ahead as a weak pound caused by Brexit uncertainty pushes up raw material costs.
Brexit 04-01-2017

UK ambassador’s damning final email: ‘Speak truth to power’

The resigning UK ambassador to the EU warned colleagues to “speak truth to power” and “challenge muddled thinking”, in an unprecedentedly blunt departing email, it emerged on Tuesday (3 January).
Brexit 04-01-2017

Sir Ivan Rogers leaves May’s small tent

Sir Ivan Rogers is not a Foreign Office smoothy, the kind of charming brilliant dip who used to live in the Rue Ducale and out-negotiate the Eurocrats with effortless ease, writes Denis MacShane, reflecting on the sudden departure of the UK's envoy to the EU.
Oil and Industry 03-01-2017

The Brief: New Brexit blow for UK as ambassador quits

Theresa May has just under eight weeks to trigger Article 50. Today, her ambassador to the EU resigned.
Brexit 03-01-2017

UK ambassador in Brussels quits on eve of Brexit negotiations

Britain’s ambassador to the EU has unexpectedly resigned, just weeks before the UK triggers Article 50 to begin negotiating its exit from the bloc, the Financial Times reported Tuesday (2 January).