The UK's top civil servant is resigning:
Many commentators are saying that Dominic Cummings is behind this as the first step of "gutting" the civil service to:
- Make it smaller and replace parts of its function with unaccountable "advisors" (like Dominic Cummings)
- De-skill the civil service to make it easier for politicians to force through change without experts being there to point out the flaws in those changes
- Make it ardently pro-Brexit
IMO it doesn't matter how enthusiastic someone is about Brexit, it doesn't change the fact that a no-deal Brexit followed by a disastrous US trade deal is going to be a fiasco.