Is the Civil Service being destroyed by the Johnson Government?

It is very clear that some Politicians are incapable of working with anyone who challenges them or fails to submit to their points of view. Donald Trump is a classic example of this as his list of ex-employees has grown dramatically and much closer to home I can recall a number of Politicians here in Sussex who either forced out Council or Police Authority Officers or certainly had very low opinions of them and have seen a number resign. The challenge is that most Politicians are only in power for a relatively short time and of course some of them are vey accurate at working out which members of staff are genuinely unsuitable and their judgement can be very good. On the other hand there are others who are not at all concerned about such matters and ignore the problems that do arise and then finally there are the ones who choose to reject anyone who fails to treat them with kid gloves.

So Boris is judged to be in No 10 for no more than another 6 – 12 months before he will resign. Indeed a No Deal Brexit will ensure that his resignation will probably emerge by the beginning of Spring 2021 and indeed any further mistakes over COVID-19 may force him out sooner. On the other hand if he manages to avoid a No Deal and if COVID-19 does not cause as many challenges as it could he may be around till the Autumn. Whatever the case it seems clear that between him and Dominic Cummings, the Civil Service is being severely damaged and whilst there may be people who were not the best workers in those posts, not all of them can fit into that category or else Johnsons predecessors are to blame for appointing them into such high profile roles.

The challenge then is what state will our nation be in over the next 3-10 years as the Civil Service gets badly affected and will take many years to recover? After all they don’t just serve a few politicians, they serve the whole nation!

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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