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Cabinet secretaries—minuting the frenzy

In Whitehall one person above all has a ringside seat watching the shambles at the heart of government

By Sue Cameron   March 2017

At the heart of government: Gus O'Donnell (wearing a jacket) was at David Cameron's side as Cabinet Secretary ©Tom Pilston WPA Pool/Getty Images

The Official History of the Cabinet Secretaries by Ian Beesley (Routledge, £90)

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The Cabinet Office, 1916-2016: The Birth of Modern Government by Anthony Seldon and Jonathan Meakin (Biteback, £25)

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When Ivan Rogers abruptly resigned in January as Britain’s ambassador to the European Union, the fallout reverberated throughout Whitehall and Westminster. His outspoken farewell letter to his staff…

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