A Platonic Guardian must reach a view on the conduct of a Homeric warrior – one whose passions are, in the view of her fellow guardians, trashing the state.
Posts Tagged: Jeremy Heywood
A problem throughout is that he was there, but is too well-behaved to tell us what he heard.
Sarah Ingham: Greensill. Not so much “What does Jeremy think?” as “What on earth was Jeremy thinking?”
The rush towards Something Must Be Done should be paused. How about having a fresh look at ethics and values, as well as the concept of trust?
Plus: If Sunak wishes to ingratiate himself with small business people, he should scrap the loan charge and IR35.
Simone Finn: Civil Service reform. Gove and Case will drive forward the legacy of Heywood and Maude – who’s back to help out
The best ideas for reform won’t come from government alone. That’s why I’ve joined the Commission for Smart Government which was launched last month.
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.
Seldon’s latest book, composed in only six months, will at best be a quarry on which future historians can draw.
Or is he? Much will depend on how much support this businessman within Whitehall gets from No.10.
The Fiona Cunningham case shone more light on our politics’ culture of briefing and counter-briefing. Despite Cameron’s promises, it’s never really gone away.
If criticism of senior civil servants is regarded as beyond the pale, then accountability could follow with it.