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Brexit: the biggest challenge the civil service has ever faced?

There will be a lot of tired people in Whitehall over the coming months

By Anand Menon  

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The resignation of Ivan Rogers, British Permanent Representative to the European Union, and swift appointment of his successor, Tim Barrow, has focused attention on the role of the civil service in delivering Brexit. While the media has focused on political squabbles over the issue, it is worth sparing a thought for those officials who, ultimately, will be charged with achieving the objectives their political masters set.

The first challenge they will face is dealing with…

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