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By Nigredo
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Youngian wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:50 am
Today, even the upper echelons of the civil service treat Cabinet members with overt contempt.

Why might that be? Doesn’t seem to be a problem for Ben Wallace over at defence at this difficult time.
Similarly, I've been told that whilst his policies on health are very disagreeable, Jeremy Hunt is actually a decent bloke to work under.
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By Andy McDandy
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My cousin works for the Home Office. She spends much of her time working through contingency plans for pretty much every situation they can envisage - that's what a lot of the department do. Gaming possible scenarios and coming up with workable, practical and affordable solutions.

And she gets blowback from SpAds whose only performance metric is how much the minister likes them, and from MPs too, from all the parties she's seen in power over the years, who ask the impractical and impossible, and use "it's what the people want!" as justification, as if just wanting something enough makes it suddenly achievable. She fends off journos asking a zillion variants on "Why doesn't someone just do something?".

Fuck it, I think she'd be justified in shoving a few heads down the loo or giving a minister a Chinese burn or two.
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By satnav
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As far as I understand it the civil servants at the Home Office have raised concerns about spending money on the Rwanda scheme given that the policies has so far not been passed by parliament. This seems to be a reasonable stance given that a number of groups have already questioned the legality of the policy. Whilst the policy may well sail through the house of commons I would have thought it will meet with resistance in the house of lords.

Boris Johnson could well have introduced a policy like this in the run up to the last election even though he didn't have the numbers to get it passed. In that situation would Littlejohn have been happy to see millions of pounds wasted on a policy that was very unlikely to become law.
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By Samanfur
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Given that the scheme's being pushed forward under the first ministerial direction in about 30 years, I was wondering how bad the civil service feedback had to be. Especially compared to some of the other tripe we've been served over the last 12 years.
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By Andy McDandy
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satnav wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 12:24 pm

Boris Johnson could well have introduced a policy like this in the run up to the last election even though he didn't have the numbers to get it passed. In that situation would Littlejohn have been happy to see millions of pounds wasted on a policy that was very unlikely to become law.
Dickie's been known to go down the "let's splash a bit of cash and live a little" route when it's people he likes.
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By Andy McDandy
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/arti ... hines.html

After a little cut and paste job explaining what these newfangled microchips are, Dickie blames WFHers for a shortage of cars, fly tipping, and crime. He then suggests all WFHers be fired, before blaming the EU for Priti Patel's shortcomings in humanity.

Yup, nothing changes on planet cunt.
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