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A big weekend for the civil service

Is the way we are governed about to change?

By Jill Rutter  

photo: WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto/PA Images

One of the big questions when Boris Johnson won his stonking majority was who would really be in charge—would it be Johnson or would we have a Gove-rnment, with the Michael Gove/Dominic Cummings axis holding sway? The second big question was whether these two would be given licence to reshape the way government works—and take aim at the civil service. We are starting to get the answers.

On Saturday, Gove took…

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