And such obscurantism indeed! What with the Brexit debacle, with the House of Lords and Civil Service advisers blatantly trying to overturn the country's will. "Disfunctional mandarins must be culled" [and not only re Brexit]: once again Raedwald hits the spot, putting into words what every sane person in the country (that is aware of any news) is thinking:
"It takes a certain stubborn stupidity to make errors so gross, so culpable, so utterly mindlessly inane and keep on making them again and again, but the senior civil servants running the Home Office have made a career of it. The minister has had to go, of course, and this is right. But if one of her muppets had explained to her that they would be deporting"......"As Brexit has shown, the top ranks of the civil service are in desperate need of root and branch reform. Criteria for promotion and selection for mandarin rank are clearly disfunctional if such pointless, useless muppets continue to be appointed to PUS and second and third tier posts. Ministers deserve more; Amber Rudd deserved more. For Gods sake, let's use Common Sense as a prime candidate criterion, not Common Purpose."
Most of the comments suggest that The Home Office is well aware and that this is definitely no accident: indeed the UK version of the Deep State is full of the sort of people that still think communism can succeed.