Clegg: Ivan Rogers' departure a body blow to Government's Brexit plans

Commenting on Ivan Rogers' resignation today as the UK's ambassador to the EU, Liberal Democrat European Union Spokesperson Nick Clegg said:

"The resignation of somebody as experienced as Sir Ivan Rogers is a body blow to the Government's Brexit plans. 
"I worked for Ivan Rogers in the EU twenty years ago - then he worked for me and the rest of the Coalition Government several years later. 
"Throughout all that time Ivan was always punctiliously objective and rigorous in all he did and all the advice he provided. 
"If the reports are true that he has been hounded out by hostile Brexiteers in Government, it counts as a spectacular own goal.

"The Government needs all the help it can get from good civil servants to deliver a workable Brexit." 



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