Sir Ivan the Terrible? Vicenzo Scarpetta on civil servant's resignation

Jan 12, 2017, 07:00 AM

Was the resignation of Sir Ivan Rogers a blessing or curse for Britain? The UK's ambassador to the EU quit last week to spark celebrations from Brexiteers who felt he was overly pessimistic and angst among Remainers who rue more upheaval in negotiations with the EU. Tim and Jen spoke to Open Europe's Vincenzo Scarpetta to find out how much influence Sir Ivan really wielded and whether his replacement, Sir Tim Barrow, will help strike a more positive note for the UK as the invoking of Article 50 looms large.

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