Plus: Chinese whispers, Whitehall moves – and a Budget that is set to target business rather than taxpayers.
Posts Tagged: Sir Jeremy Heywood
An ominous calm reigned and one half expected the Prime Minister to choose a hymn to match.
We are likely to get a deal with something for everyone – a ‘softish’ Brexit with May-style immigration controls. But the longer-term offers great opportunities.
Henry Newman: Amidst the row about neutrality, a big question looms. Is the civil service up to delivering Brexit effectively?
Whitehall has at times imperilled its reputation for neutrality, but there remains a positive ‘can-do’ attitude about Brexit. The Government should harness it.
We must insist that an “in principle” agreement on trade be reached by the end of March 2018 – otherwise the EU will have us over a barrel.
The Prime Minister is not in a position to force policy about leaving the EU on her Cabinet colleagues – let alone the Brexit Secretary.
Reshuffles, reorganisations, investigations – the Director General of the Propriety and Ethics Team in the Cabinet Office is always in on the action.
And much of this material is propaganda – not fact.
Plus: Gummer gets it wrong, Barwell gets it right, Heywood gets oily, the Republicans get extreme…and why Boris may get Transport.
The Prime Minister and the Chancellor will undoubtedly now be brooding about means of getting the Home Secretary out of the Home Office.
UKIP, like the SNP, have become expert Eeyores. They should proudly adopt the donkey as their symbol.
His assurances about the publication of the Chilcot Report are designed to calm those calling for answers.
For an example of how not to pursue reform, one need not look beyond our own shores