LONDON — In a swift response to the resignation of Ivan Rogers as Britain’s most senior envoy in Brussels, the British government on Wednesday appointed another well-respected diplomat, Tim Barrow, as his replacement.
On Tuesday, Mr. Rogers’s decision to quit his job early set off a political dispute after the publication of his farewell email to staff members, which indicated that his relations with ministers had become strained over Britain’s looming withdrawal from the European Union.
But calls from hard-line supporters of Britain’s exit from the bloc for Mr. Rogers’s successor to be a political appointee or a known enthusiast for quitting the European Union were ignored. Mr. Barrow is a career diplomat who has previously worked as a senior British official in Brussels. He also served as Britain’s ambassador to Russia.
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