Jeremy Heywood: civil service did “significant” Brexit “thinking” in final weeks of campaign | Civil Service World

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This is a fascinating article from CSW and worth a read. CSW reports that Cabinet secretary says row over lack of Whitehall planning for a Leave vote is an “odd debate” – and confirms that “thinking” on Brexit took place in the final 28-day push of the campaign.

Source: Jeremy Heywood: civil service did “significant” Brexit “thinking” in final weeks of campaign | Civil Service World

What the article highlights once again is David Cameron‘s poor judgement.

Thoughts?

One response

  1. Dr Alf may know that the civil servants were instructed not to consider Brexit by David Cameron and George Osborne and did so at the 11th hour by dint of downloading a paper entitled Flexit which included a video.
    If that was the extent of Jeremy Heywood’s “thinking” about Brexit plus the thoughts of his more junior colleagues it is not surprising that the Big 4 have already set up Brexit units complete with high powered negotiators to advise the civil service and Ministers on the best way to proceed.
    The UK civil service has few expert negotiators and is split as is Mrs May’s Cabinet. The EU will exploit those divisions and our bumbling ineptitude to try and push us into a poor deal which is not based on hard headed reality but is based on the premise that taxpayers are fair game ready to be fleeced for the umpteenth time.

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