A Whitehall source said: “Downing Street is like the Marie Celeste. You’ve got a number of good civil servants trying to make this work but there is no political direction at the moment.”
Mrs May and her ministers have also been accused of being overoptimistic about Brexit talks over the next 12 weeks. A senior figure said: “We are in a monumental mess as a government. Massive choices need to be made but the Whitehall machine can’t begin preparing for negotiations on Brexit until cabinet ministers have decided what to do. At the moment the chances of success are slim. Ministers are being panglossian about the challenges, not wanting to get into the details, and assume something will come along and it will be fine. This could not be more serious.”
The lunatics are in charge of the asylum.