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School of Politics and International Relations

Dominic Cummings and the civil service

27 February 2020

Professor of Politics, Professor Tim Bale featured on The Guardian podcast Politics Weekly, to discuss Dominic Cummings’ relationship with the civil service. Professor Bale said: “You always have clashes behind the scenes between civil servants and government ministers and advisors. It’s natural that they’re going to have different views on things, it’s part of how policy is made. It’s obviously gone to another level though with the briefing that has come out on both sides, and I don’t think that’s particularly helpful or healthy.”

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