Reacting to the civil service’s latest fun role, people implied that there perhaps are not that many opportunities to be gained from Brexit, and questioned why someone wasn’t investigating Brexit opportunities before and not after we left the EU. We can’t think why:
We are recruiting for the Director of the Government’s new Brexit Opportunities Unit.
We’re looking for a visionar… https://t.co/ix0iPF7UmB
The team are already hard at work in our new Brexit Opportunities Unit. https://t.co/TfEyxe7VHJ
— Parody Boris Johnson (@Parody Boris Johnson)
The lucky Director of the Brexit Opportunities Unit will earn £120,000 to decide what is actually good about Brexit.
In a statement, Cabinet Minister Lord David Frost, who is overseeing the appointment, said: “With the UK-EU trade agreement now ratified, we have a unique opportunity to do things in the best interests of the UK and our citizens.
“The new Brexit Opportunities Unit will review and reshape rules and regulations to boost growth and drive forward innovation, working across government on policies to maximise new opportunities from Brexit as an independent nation.”
The Cabinet Office is also hiring a deputy director for strategy and analysis to join the Brexit Opportunities Unit team, and if it doesn’t work out at least Alan Sugar will have the next cast of The Apprentice ready in the wings.
We look forward to seeing who the government appoints to tidy the deckchairs on the Titanic. For Britain’s sake.