The summit was held at Ditchley Park country house and was attended by both Leave and Remain figures and Labour’s shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy, reports say Senior Tory Michael Gove took part in a “secret” cross-party meeting where the failings of Brexit were reportedly discussed.
The summit, held last week at Ditchley Park country house in Oxfordshire, was attended by high-ranking politicians, diplomats, business experts and Leave and Remain campaigners.
It comes more than three years after the UK officially severed ties with Brussels following Boris Johnson’s election promise to “Get Brexit Done”.
A Labour source played down the summit, telling The Mirror: “This was a bog standard Ditchley Park conference.
Mr Gove, who was one of the key figures of the 2016 Vote Leave campaign, is understood to have attended the event in his capacity as governor of the Ditchley Foundation.
It came as the minister for the newly created science and technology department signalled the UK is “ready to go it alone” if the EU does not agree to Britain’s post-terms of membership of Horizon.
With progress stalled, Cabinet minister Michelle Donelan said she would “not sit idly by while our researchers are sidelined”.
But Royal Society President, Sir Adrian Smith insisted that her “first job” as Science Secretary “must be to secure association to Horizon Europe and other EU science programmes”.
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The MP’s never want to leave the EU, because the Brussels workload drops into their lap, they want astronomical pay and rises, but they don’t want responsibility for decision making, this is why the big decisions must not be left to MP’s, referendums are the only way forward, like leaving or remaining in the EU, or, should Capital Punishment be reintroduced? MP’s have proven in the past, their vote has been their preference, and not the people they represent. their job will then be to implement the decision.
Get BREXIT done.
Agree get Brexit done properly
Get Brexit Done In Every Respect, that means NO Attachment To The Corrupt EU In Any Shape Or Form! Leave Won the Referendum “LEAVE HAS TO BE HONOURED IN EVERY RESPECT”!