Among the immediate challenges facing the next PM, three stand out. First, more EU27 member states are leaning towards a no-deal outcome in October, so a clear strategy is needed for the talks that will happen from November, potentially under very different conditions. Second, the Civil Service must be gripped and given clear objectives and instruction. And third, a combination of factors make parliamentary majorities ever more elusive – so good use must be made of tertiary legislation and non-legislative measures to prepare for what happens next.
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