Liam Fox said he wouldn’t be drinking champagne, but critics asked why senior ministers weren’t working on Brexit impasseA quarter of the UK cabinet went to Davos: what are they doing there? Downing Street insisted that Davos was “an important event, an opportunity to discuss investment opportunities into the UK” as it sought to justify the presence of so many senior figures. On Tuesday Corbyn had accused cabinet members attending of having “the audacity to run off to sip champagne with the world’s elite”. It is the first time May has passed up attending Davos since becoming prime minister in 2016. Representatives of the 100-plus UK companies present are expected to attend the CBI event, traditionally held at the luxury Belvedere hotel.
Source: The Guardian January 23, 2019 19:58 UTC