Should I Stay or Should I Go? The Dilemma of a Conflicted Civil Servant

An insightful exploration into the issues within civil service. After several bumps in her 33-year long career as a civil servant, Alexandra Hall Hall (yes, two ‘Halls’) faced a dilemma as Brexit counsellor at the British Embassy in Washington, DC. With her opinions contrasting the “nakedly dishonest” official statements that she had to make, Hall Hall’s gave up on trying to influence policy from the inside and retired before the election arose; “if my action was to have any impact at all, it had to take place beforehand.” Read full article here


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