Whitehall turf war

Civil Service jockeying continues for power over the UK’s Brexit preparations. The MoD, for instance, has made a play of offering its expertise to DExEU, while also claiming other departments, like DEFRA, have simply got too much on already to take a bigger role. Coming on top of what was an institutional leaning to Remain and former mandarins now openly criticising Government policy, the Civil Service needs to change tack quickly to rebuild the most effective working relationships with Ministers.  

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