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What’s wrong with the civil service? Too many mistakes and too cut off from the country

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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When I revealed in my book Power Trip that I used to spend a good part of every day scouring the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s email inbox and folders, it prompted immediate calls from one Tory MP for me to face prosecution.

I thought it significant that an MP in the current administration would consider it abnormal—even criminal—for a special advisor to patrol the cabinet and civil service papers being sent to…

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