“One of the things that we want to do is to make sure that we distribute the range of Civil Service jobs… more equitably across the whole United Kingdom.”
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In that sense, his speech could easily have been given by a much more fitting figure for the Ditchley Foundation: Tony Blair.
“Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.”
The big picture is that Johnson is dashing for growth. We devoutly hope it works but the precedents aren’t promising.
Three cheers for three reforms: of the civil service, of Ministers and of one that this Government tends to avoid – of public services.
“If this Government is to reform so much, it must also reform itself.” Gove’s speech on change in Whitehall. Full text.
“Now we must listen to ideas on transforming government itself…because the machinery of government is no longer equal to the challenges of today.”
Nick Herbert: Whitehall musn’t return to business as usual after Coronavirus. We need radical, energetic, can-do fusion government.
Reshaping Whitehall must be sanctioned by the Prime Minister, but he can empower the Government’s proven reformer, Michael Gove, to drive change.
“The new Sue Gray” – responsible for policing propriety and ethics – may yet be asked to rule whether Johnson’s adviser has behaved improperly.
The Moggcast Returns. “Wash your hands for one verse of the National Anthem” – “we can all play our part” against Coronavirus.
Jacob Rees-Mogg also gives his view on “marvellous” Priti Patel and the role of the civil service. Plus: does he think his Grenfell comment was a mistake?
Her critics have accused her of being “inept” and “demanding”. Could their ultimate problem be that the Home Secretary is female?
At the heart of the Rutnam row is its reservations not only about how the post-Brexit journey is being negotiated, but about taking it in the first place.
Johnson and Symonds to marry. She is pregnant. Oh, and the former Home Office Permanent Secretary is suing the Government.
Was news of the former released to drive Philip Rutnam’s resignation and statement down the news agenda? You might say that – we couldn’t possibly comment.
Duncan Simpson: Three tasks for Johnson. Cull quangos. End taxpayer-funded lobbying. And reform appointments.
Cleaning up the state won’t be a quick and easy task. But if Boris Johnson doesn’t grasp the nettle, it will certainly come back to sting.
“Bad management” or “the wrong skills” or “incompetent people” are held up as the root cause of bad government.My central gripe is that I doubt this is true.
Howard Flight: What Johnson should do next. Including dealing with that socialist creation, the BBC.
I suggest the necessary first priority is to sort out the Stamp Duty mess. I would like to see it abolished on residential property.
This new government seems to want to concentrate its energies on giving Britain a cutting edge. Will it succeed where others have failed?