Boris Johnson has infuriated incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen by once again ignoring a request for Britain to nominate a candidate for her team.
Britain must appoint a UK Commissioner because of the latest postponement to Brexit until January 31, 2030.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman said the Government would comply with the law.
Today the European Commission has sent a second letter to Boris Johnson, urging the prime minister to appoint a (female) UK Commissioner.
But in his first address to the House of Commons after becoming Prime Minister in July (watch our video), Mr Johnson told told MPs that “under no circumstances” would he nominate a new commissioner, and promised to “unshackle” officials from EU meetings.