Ambassador Sir Julian King nominated as UK's new European Commissioner


David Cameron has nominated the UK's ambassador to France to become Britain's new European Commissioner, Downing Street has announced.

Subject to approval by the European Parliament, Sir Julian King will fill the vacancy left in Brussels when former commissioner Lord Hill of Oareford resigned in the wake of last month's referendum.

Despite the Brexit vote, the UK remains a full member with the right to one of the 28 seats on the powerful Commission until it has formally left the EU - which could take two years or more.