Sir Jeremy Heywood

The Waugh Zone January 30, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday, January 30… 1) TRUMPED UP CHARGE You can bet your house that John Bercow will mention the historic...

Government Anti-Leak Memo Awkwardly *Leaked* To Media

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 04.12.2016 | UK

Theresa May has ordered a crackdown on unauthorised leaks by ministers and civil servants with a warning that culprits will face instant dismissal if ...

The Waugh Zone March 1, 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday March 1, 2016… 1) BARRELS OF BRENT CRUDE Cabinet meets this morning and the mood around the ‘c...

Theresa Villiers Cleared Of Wrongdoing By Downing Street Over Undeclared Lunch With Lobbyist

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

A Downing Street inquiry into allegations against Cabinet minister Theresa Villiers has cleared her of wrongdoing over an undeclared lunch with a lobb...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'We Messed Up'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 13 November 2013... 1) 'WE MESSED UP' The Daily Mail has gleefully splashed on comments made by Ja...

Should The Prime Minister Appoint Top Civil Servants?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics

The Prime Minister should be given the power to appoint the most senior civil servants who run Whitehall departments, a Government-commissioned report...

Top Civil Servants Slammed For 'Sycophantic' Thatcher Article

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK Politics

Britain's top two civil servants have been accused of "prostituting" their office in an article they wrote about Margaret Thatcher. Jeremy Heywood,...

MPs Slam Cameron And Heywood Over 'Plebgate'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics

Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood was sharply criticised by MPs on Monday for his botched investigation into former chief whip Andrew Mitchell's "p...

Mehdi's 'Sunday Lunchtime' Memo: 'A Vicious and Cowardly Attack'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Sunday 20 January 2013... 1) 'A VICIOUS AND COWARDLY ATTACK' From the Press Association: "David Cameron ha...

Sink or Swim?

Ryan Shorthouse | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK Politics
Ryan Shorthouse

When Iain Duncan Smith defends the Universal Credit in front of the Work and Pensions Select Committee this afternoon, most people will focus on the scheme's overall viability. But even if the Universal Credit does get off the ground, it currently leaves claimants to either sink or swim.

What Problem Is Leveson Trying to Solve?

Sir Christopher Meyer | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Politics
Sir Christopher Meyer

David Cameron must have thought that by bringing Leveson into existence, he had successfully dodged having to deal with furious requests for a crack-down on the tabloid press. But, almost a year later, the inquiry has turned into a Frankenstein's monster.

Leveson 'Threatens To Quit' After Attack By Michael Gove

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Politics

The judge leading the investigation into media ethics in the wake of the phone hacking scandal was poised to quit following a public attack on the pro...

Cabinet Secretary Stands By Decision Over Jeremy Hunt

Posted 24.05.2012 | UK Politics

Sir Jeremy Heywood, the cabinet secretary, has defended his decision not to advise David Cameron that Jeremy Hunt be formally investigated over allega...

Radical Civil Service Cuts 'Not Remotely' The Policy Of No.10, Insists Cabinet Secretary

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK Politics

The suggestion that the civil service could be cut by up to 90% is not the policy of the prime minister or "anyone else in Number 10", the cabinet sec...

Cabinet Secretary Calls For Social Policy 'Kitemark' | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Politics

A kitemark to vouch for the effectiveness of social policy schemes such as rehabilitating prisoners or drug addicts has been proposed by Sir Jeremy He...