For us, the key question is: what was Greensill himself doing as an adviser to the Coalition in the first place?
Posts Tagged: Sir Jeremy Heywood
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.
Why the Cabinet Office will be in the dock for Covid failures when the inquiry comes. As will Sedwill.
The Treasury has been welded at the top to Number Ten. Now there’s a push to do more of the same to the Office.
Plus: Chinese whispers, Whitehall moves – and a Budget that is set to target business rather than taxpayers.
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.