Letters: The extortionate cost of today's Civil Service can be put down to the actions of Margaret Thatcher

IT is not unusual to find amusement in foot-in-mouth utterances from politicians. The learned Lord Offord is the latest contender ("Millionaire Tory peer suggests sacked civil servants can find work in farming", The Herald, May 16). He has just unwittingly confirmed that the cost of Brexit (employing more civil servants) was unacceptably high (and unacknowledged).

Letters: The extortionate cost of today's Civil Service can be put down to the actions of Margaret Thatcher
IT is not unusual to find amusement in foot-in-mouth utterances from politicians. The learned Lord Offord is the latest contender ("Millionaire Tory peer suggests sacked civil servants can find work in farming", The Herald, May 16). He has just unwittingly confirmed that the cost of Brexit (employing more civil servants) was unacceptably high (and unacknowledged).