Civil servants hold ‘Remain bias’ and are stopping plans to ditch EU legislation, says Attorney General
The cabinet minister says she is battling officials who are unable “to conceive of the possibility of life outside of the EU” and hold a “Remain bias”.
Ms Braverman told the Sunday Telegraph: “Some of the biggest battles you face as a minister are, in the nicest possible way, with Whitehall and internally with civil servants, as opposed to your political battles in the chamber.”
The attorney general added: “Don’t take this as an opportunity to bash the civil service. But what I have seen, time and time again, [is] that there is a Remain bias.
“I’ll say it. I have seen resistance to some of the measures that ministers have wanted to bring forward. Because there’s an inability to conceive of the possibility of life outside of the EU.”
The minister said the Government’s Brexit Opportunities Bill will be “absolutely critical” as it will make it easier to ditch the some of the EU rules still applying to Britain.
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The Government is moving to unilaterally replace the Northern Ireland Protocol which was a key part of the Brexit deal and Ms Braverman has been seeking to secure a legal path to ditch the procedure.
The Northern Ireland Protocol Bill passed through the Commons last week, and is expected to reach the Lords on Monday.,
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