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An official’s defenestration rattles the Treasury


Clashes between ministers and top civil servants are nothing new. Commenting on the breakdown of the once secure ability to provide frank counsel, Patrick Diamond of Queen Mary University of London said: “If officials fear the repercussions of giving candid but unwelcome advice, they will no longer do so – exposing the UK state to the growing risk of policy blunders.” 

This was covered in the Economist (clipping available on request)



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