Sir Anthony Seldon, a renowned political historian, has recently called for the resignation of cabinet secretary Simon Case, amidst claims of a demoralized and poorly led civil service. Seldon asserts that Case no longer possesses the necessary authority or experience required to lead the civil service following a period of turmoil. Case had already come under scrutiny due to his personal views on Sue Gray, the Partygate investigator, which may have contributed to her delayed appointment as Sir Keir Starmer’s chief of staff. The recent event on Tuesday which led to the government inquiry into Gray’s appointment being paused added to Case’s already mounting pressure. Seldon describes the civil service as a “team without a captain,” and believes that it is time to release Case and appoint a fresh new leader who can guide, modernize, and reform the civil service while providing renewed control as cabinet secretary.
Calls for resignation of top UK civil servant Simon Case result in controversy
- 7 May 2023
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