A friend of outgoing PM Boris Johnson has warned that the country’s next leader would have to deal with plotters who are still intent on thwarting Brexit inside the Whitehall “blob.”
Mr Johnson’s former advisor, Baron Moylan, formerly Daniel Moylan, said: “The civil service has got to be an organisation which embraces change, especially Brexit,”
Moylan continued to say the Civil Service is “brought up to embrace keeping everything the way that it is.”
“It’s been very happy doing that, as well as taking its directions from Brussels for 50 years.”
Last Monday, Jacob Rees-Mogg, minister for Brexit opportunities, announced the creation of a comprehensive inquiry, to be presided over by former trade minister Lord Francis Maude, to look into whether civil officials were effectively carrying out ministers’ orders.
Lord Moylan said, “Jacob is completely right. I haven’t got a clue what the solution is, but then Jacob is paid to find solutions, not me.”
This week, it was made public that Ms Truss asked Dominic Cummings, Mr Johnson’s former advisor, to axe hundreds of “woke” civil service positions.
She also vowed to oppose Whitehall’s “risk-averse groupthink” and advocated for the elimination of diversity and inclusion posts. Source