Friday, January 6, 2017

Whitehall’s lack of experience is not Brexit’s greatest problem

Whitehall’s lack of experience is not Brexit’s greatest problem

Oliver Illott, CapX
  Sir Ivan Rogers's shock resignation as Britain's ambassador to the EU depletes our already anaemic stock of negotiating experience. But while this is bad, it is no calamity. Any civil servant who has worked on fisheries, customs or migration projects will have spent much of their career thrashing out compromises with European counterparts. The really worrying thing is that, with three months to go, we still don't have a battle plan.