This is an MUST READ article from the BBC. Check it out!
Personally, I have met many first-rate Senior Civil Servants over the years. Sadly, this UK Government has probably got rid of some of the best; now they want to make appointments political like in the US.
I’m not convinced that this is a good idea. For sure, any knowledgeable insider will tell you that the biggest problem in running Central and Local Government effectively is political meddling!