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Sir Tim Barrow to be UK's new EU ambassador

By Sam Lister

Career diplomat Sir Tim Barrow will replace Sir Ivan Rogers as the UK's top civil servant in Brussels, sources have confirmed.

The former ambassador to Russia will take over the crucial role following the surprise resignation of the UK permanent representative just weeks before the expected start of Brexit withdrawal negotiations.

Sir Ivan had hit out at the "ill-founded arguments and muddled thinking" of politicians in a fiery resignation letter.

Sir Tim was appointed political director general at the Foreign Office last March after leaving his role in Moscow.

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