Brexit preparations “chaotic and dysfunctional”

“Whitehall has the skills but not the capacity or resources to deliver Brexit.” This is the stark conclusion of a 26-page study by the Institute for Government – “Whitehall’s preparation for the UK’s exit from the EU” – which is highly reminiscent of a leaked consultancy report a couple of months back which suggested an extra 30,000 civil servants might be required.  The headlines which were carried from the launch of the report were that the British government’s preparations were “chaotic and dysfunctional”.