UK Politics

How Sedwill was sacrificed in sweeping Whitehall reform

BY Robert Fox | tweet robfox45   /  29 June 2020

The departure of Sir Mark Sedwill as Cabinet Secretary and National Security Adviser was fixed between him and the Prime Minister nearly a month ago. “It was by mutual consent,” a friend of the civil servant said. The move had been under discussion for months, since both Boris Johnson, the head of the Civil Service and consigliere-in-chief Dominic Cummings had been felled by Covid-19.


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