This weekend offers a glimpse into how democracies fall apart. It's not just one advisor violating social norms. It's the journalists, academics & celebrities cheering on neutral institutions going political. This is how you erode democratic norms & public trust in institutions
Agree civil servants have duty not to undermine/sabotage govt policy.
Equally this would have *much* more weight if @GoodwinMJ had (as many of us have) criticised repeated examples of unacceptable politicisation of civil service *by* government (Cameron & Osborne before Johnson)
For example, that the Treasury official website claimed (in red ALL CAPS) that a Brexit vote "would cause a recession" was disgraceful, as I said at the time. twitter.com/jdportes/statu…