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Leak Inquiry Launched Over Briefings Against Penny Mordaunt

Penny MordauntThe head of the civil service has launched an inquiry into leaks allegedly designed to damage Penny Mordaunt’s leadership campaign. Simon Case, the cabinet secretary, launched the probe after papers drawn up by civil servants made their way into a Sunday Times story.The paper claimed the documents suggest she backed watering down the legal process for transitioning when she was equalities minister.Her team fiercely rebutted the story, saying the contest […]

today20 July 2022 1

angela rayner

Inside The Downing Street ‘Boys Club’ Where Cleaners And Security Were Abused

Sue Gray’s report exposed No.10’s treatment of cleaners and guardsWhen Sue Gray’s report on the Partygate scandal landed in No.10, Boris Johnson honed in on its most damaging revelations.With less than two hours to go before he had to face MPs in the Commons, the prime minister and his team scoured print-outs of the report.Sources said the PM was “really shocked” by some of the detail which exposed a pattern of […]

today28 May 2022 1

boris johnson

Tory MP Accuses No.10 Of ‘Spewing Out’ Sensationalist Headlines Over Civil Service Cuts

Prime Minister Boris Johnson flanked by Britain's Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service Simon Case.A Tory MP has accused No.10 of “spewing out” sensationalist headlines, after Boris Johnson demanded cuts of up to 91,000 civil service jobs.Tobias Ellwood, a critic of Johnson, slammed the proposed cuts, saying it was “not about numbers” but about the “engine” driving policy.  He quipped that he was starting to think Downing Street had […]

today13 May 2022

boris johnson

Jacob Rees-Mogg Defends Boris Johnson’s Plan To Cull 91,000 Civil Service Jobs

Jacob Rees-Mogg arrives for a regional cabinet meeting at Middleport Pottery in Stoke on Trent. Jacob Rees-Mogg has defended Boris Johnson’s plans to slash the number of civil servants by 91,000.The government efficiency minister said the government wanted to bring the Whitehall headcount back to where it was in 2016.He said the extra staff were brought in to help deal with the pandemic and the “aftermath of Brexit”.Rees-Mogg told Sky News: […]

today13 May 2022

chris bryant

Jacob Rees-Mogg ‘Leaves Note For Civil Servants Not At Their Desks’

Jacob Rees-Mogg has argued the return to in-person working will deliver wider benefits for the economy.Jacob Rees-Mogg has been labelled a “nasty patronising man” after reportedly leaving notes on the desks of civil servants who were not in the office.The government efficiency minister is leading efforts for a “rapid return” of officials to their Whitehall desks after working from home became the norm during the pandemic.In a letter to cabinet ministers […]

today22 April 2022

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