Civil service tension is exactly what Dominic Cummings and his allies want

An email has been sent to all civil service staff to put an end to the “recent stories of tensions”, but such strained relationships were intentional.

The head of the civil service, Mark Sedwill, has taken the highly unusual step of emailing staff across Whitehall to try and put an end to the "recent stories of tensions". It follows last week's report in the Times that Priti Patel was presiding over an "atmosphere of fear" at the Home Office. Despite a show of unity yesterday, Patel is thought to be at loggerheads with her permanent secretary Philip Rutnam, who reportedly suggested that the timescale for her points-based immigration...
source: New Statesman

2020-02-25 13:29
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