UK trade delegation to Washington lacked international trade experience

So claims Greepeace on its Unearthed blog. The punchline for me is this tidbit:

"One senior advisor at Dexeu was working as a procurement officer for Enfield Council as recently as March 2016."

(Local) Procurement officer =/= (International) trade negotiator.

Maybe this is why the Government Legal Department is hiring trade lawyers while offering a London salary below the starting rate of any major law firm? Brexit on the cheap. We'll see the 'value for money' of this approach soon enough.

Now, if only the Department for Exiting the European Union granted more FoI requests...