CIVIL servants dismiss Brexiteers as stupid racists and want to frustrate our EU exit, a top mandarin claimed today.
A senior Whitehall official said colleagues regularly joke about Leave voters with 90 per cent backing Remain.
The anonymous whistleblower also accused the civil service of actively working against Brexit to try and keen us in the EU.
The mandarin, described as a “senior policy professional”, is one of the few civil servants to have voted for Brexit in 2016.
They wrote in the Sunday Times: “Most horrifying is the sheer disdain and utter contempt that my colleagues display towards people who voted to leave.
“I have lost count of the number of insulting and derogatory terms that are used in my own department and elsewhere to refer to the 17.4million people who voted for Brexit: ‘racist’, ‘stupid’, ‘uneducated’.
“Anti-Brexit jokes and snide remarks are dropped casually into everyday office conversations.”
The whistleblower claimed civil servants are “doing everything within their power, subtly and under the surface, to frustrate Brexit and talk it down at every opportunity”.
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And they warned that ministers are under the thumb of mandarins who wield the real power behind the scenes.
Pro-Leave MPs have criticised the Cabinet for allowing senior civil servants to take control of the Brexit process since the referendum.
The Government insists mandarins can be trusted to carry out the instructions of minister faithfully.
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