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Mark Sedwill's path from Afghanistan to Whitehall warfare

Mark Sedwill's path from Afghanistan to Whitehall warfare

The most powerful official in government had been building up to the role for 30 years – then a string of secret briefings saw him become the third senior dipl [...]

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Sir Mark Sedwill given £250,000 payoff as he decries attacks on officials

Sir Mark Sedwill given £250,000 payoff as he decries attacks on officials

Boris Johnson signed off on a £248,189 golden goodbye for Sir Mark Sedwill, the outgoing cabinet secretary, raising questions about whether his departure was v [...]

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Sir Mark Sedwill’s resignation shows a hard rain is already falling on Whitehall

Sir Mark Sedwill’s resignation shows a hard rain is already falling on Whitehall

Sir Mark Sedwill saw it coming. In early June, before Boris Johnson had even declared that the nation was past the peak of coronavirus, he confided to an ally: [...]

Read full article: Sir Mark Sedwill’s resignation shows a h...→
Westminster at war: Dominic Cummings' real masterplan for Whitehall revolution exposed

Westminster at war: Dominic Cummings' real masterplan for Whitehall revolution exposed

DOMINIC CUMMINGS has been accused of trying to replace Britain's top civil servant, Sir Mark Sedwill, with a Brexiteer - but unearthed reports suggest that the [...]

Read full article: Westminster at war: Dominic Cummings' re...→
May tears into Gove over appointment of new National Security Adviser

May tears into Gove over appointment of new National Security Adviser

Michael Gove faced fierce opposition from Theresa May in the Commons today as the former PM claimed he had picked a political appointee with "no proven experti [...]

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'A good start!' Dominic Cummings was RIGHT to oust Sir Mark Sedwill - POLL

'A good start!' Dominic Cummings was RIGHT to oust Sir Mark Sedwill - POLL

BORIS JOHNSON'S top aide Dominic Cummings has the backing of Express.co.uk readers for his role in the departure of Britain's most senior civil servant, accord [...]

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The Times view on Sir Mark Sedwill’s departure: Mandarin Lessons

The Times view on Sir Mark Sedwill’s departure: Mandarin Lessons

Last week Dominic Cummings, the prime minister’s chief adviser, warned aides in Downing Street that a “hard rain” was about to fall upon Whitehall. The resigna [...]

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Top military and diplomatic figures condemn Mark Sedwill's 'appalling and unnecessary' departure

Top military and diplomatic figures condemn Mark Sedwill's 'appalling and unnecessary' departure

While experts agree the posts of cabinet secretary and national security adviser were too much for one person to handle, the nature of Sedwill’s exit has promp [...]

Read full article: Top military and diplomatic figures cond...→
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Mark Sedwill's exit should break the grip 'impartial' civil servants have on power

Mark Sedwill's exit should break the grip 'impartial' civil servants have on power

Governing is political, so why shouldn't appointees like David Frost have greater sway in the delivery of their party's manifesto?

Read full article: Mark Sedwill's exit should break the gri...→

Sir Mark Sedwill: who is the top UK civil servant and why has he resigned from government?

Powerful civil servant Sir Mark Sedwill has already been replaced by David Frost as national security adviser

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Keir Starmer condemns top civil servant's exit from No 10, as PM ‘wants Brexiteer’ as replacement - follow live

Keir Starmer condemns top civil servant's exit from No 10, as PM ‘wants Brexiteer’ as replacement - follow live

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has criticised Boris Johnson for “focusing on reshuffles” in the midst of the coronavirus crisis following the announcement Sir [...]

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Sir Mark Sedwill to be paid £248k in 'compensation' when he steps down

Sir Mark Sedwill to be paid £248k in 'compensation' when he steps down

Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill is to be paid £248,000 in "compensation" after announcing last month that he would step down from his role as head of the ci [...]

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Top civil servant will get a £250,000 pay-off when he steps down

Top civil servant will get a £250,000 pay-off when he steps down

Britain's top civil servant Sir Mark Sedwill will get £248,189 when he steps down later this year from his dual role as Cabinet Secretary and national security [...]

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Boris Johnson to give £248,000 of taxpayer money to Mark Sedwill in golden handshake

Boris Johnson to give £248,000 of taxpayer money to Mark Sedwill in golden handshake

BORIS JOHNSON has approved a £248,000 golden handshake for outgoing Whitehall chief Sir Mark Sedwill, it has emerged.

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Sir Mark Sedwill’s stark Brexit warning exposed amid Dominic Cummings' Whitehall shake-up

Sir Mark Sedwill’s stark Brexit warning exposed amid Dominic Cummings' Whitehall shake-up

SIR MARK SEDWILL issued a stark Brexit warning in a letter handed to all Cabinet ministers in 2019, unearthed reports reveal.

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Who is David Frost? National security advisor and chief Brexit negotiator

Who is David Frost? National security advisor and chief Brexit negotiator

DAVID Frost was recently appointed as National Security Adviser by Boris Johnson after Mark Sedwill stepped down as both as cabinet secretary and NSA. But who [...]

Read full article: Who is David Frost? National security ad...→
Boris Johnson hits back at claims he ousted Mark Sedwill from top role

Boris Johnson hits back at claims he ousted Mark Sedwill from top role

Boris Johnson yesterday rejected claims that his outgoing chief civil servant Sir Mark Sedwill was driven out of his job in a Downing Street power struggle. Th [...]

Read full article: Boris Johnson hits back at claims he ous...→
Runners and riders to replace Sir Mark Sedwill

Runners and riders to replace Sir Mark Sedwill

It is perhaps the most prestigious job in public service, and one that comes with an office the size of a tennis court, a knighthood and a peerage on retiremen [...]

Read full article: Runners and riders to replace Sir Mark S...→
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Ex-cabinet chiefs say PM made ousted Sir Mark Sedwill a 'fall guy'

Ex-cabinet chiefs say PM made ousted Sir Mark Sedwill a 'fall guy'

Sir Mark quit following a power struggle with Dominic Cummings, who is said to have seen the outgoing cabinet secretary as a 'roadblock' to a Whitehall shake-u [...]

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POLL: Was Dominic Cummings right to force Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill out? VOTE

POLL: Was Dominic Cummings right to force Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill out? VOTE

CABINET SECRETARY and National Security Advisor Sir Mark Sedwill resigned amid reports of being sidelined by Dominic Cummings, but was Boris Johnson's top advi [...]

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Brian Cox hits out at 'Cummings' revolution' after Sedwill quits - CIVIL WAR in Whitehall

Brian Cox hits out at 'Cummings' revolution' after Sedwill quits - CIVIL WAR in Whitehall

PROFESSOR Brian Cox has questioned the point of Dominic Cummings' plans to shake-up the civil service after Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill announced he was [...]

Read full article: Brian Cox hits out at 'Cummings' revolut...→
Mark Sedwill the THIRD civil service chief to be forced out in a year

Mark Sedwill the THIRD civil service chief to be forced out in a year

SIR MARK Sedwill has become the third civil service chief to be forced out in a year as the Prime Minister plans a major Whitehall shake up. He stood down as C [...]

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Johnson faces storm over exit of Civil Service chief Sedwill

Johnson faces storm over exit of Civil Service chief Sedwill

Boris Johnson heaped praise on Sir Mark Sedwill, who is standing down as Cabinet Secretary amid speculation he was forced out by the PM’s allies.

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How Sedwill’s exit shows Brexit was just beginning for Boris and Cummings revolution

How Sedwill’s exit shows Brexit was just beginning for Boris and Cummings revolution

Sir Mark Sedwill's departure from Downing Street last night cleared the way for the Whitehall revolution that Boris Johnson and his key aide Dominic Cummings h [...]

Read full article: How Sedwill’s exit shows Brexit was just...→
Sir Mark Sedwill to get £250k payout for stepping down in Whitehall shake-up

Sir Mark Sedwill to get £250k payout for stepping down in Whitehall shake-up

BRITAIN’S top civil servant Sir Mark Sedwill will walk away with a payout of nearly £250,000. The Cabinet Secretary will reportedly pocket the sum when he step [...]

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Sedwill speaks out about working with Boris and Cummings as he attacks anonymous briefings

Sedwill speaks out about working with Boris and Cummings as he attacks anonymous briefings

OUTGOING Cabinet Secretary and national security adviser Sir Mark Sedwill has broken his silence on his relationship with Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings - [...]

Read full article: Sedwill speaks out about working with Bo...→
Boris Johnson approves £250k payoff for official he ousted as 'value for money'

Boris Johnson approves £250k payoff for official he ousted as 'value for money'

Sir Mark Sedwill will get a handsome golden goodbye as he leaves Number 10 - and it's been OK'd by the PM himself

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Cabinet Secretary claims attacks from inside No 10 didn't force him from job

Cabinet Secretary claims attacks from inside No 10 didn't force him from job

Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill announced he was standing down from that role, and his post as National Security Advisor after a campaign from inside the go [...]

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What Theresa May gets right, and Michael Gove gets wrong, about David Frost

What Theresa May gets right, and Michael Gove gets wrong, about David Frost

Theresa May has rounded on the government for appointing David Frost to the role of national security adviser, describing him (correctly) as “a political appoi [...]

Read full article: What Theresa May gets right, and Michael...→
Boris Johnson 'promised to back Sir Mark Sedwill for NATO chief'

Boris Johnson 'promised to back Sir Mark Sedwill for NATO chief'

Boris Johnson promised to nominate Sir Mark Sedwill to be the next chief of NATO as part of the Cabinet Secretary's exit package, it was claimed today.

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RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Dumping Sir Humphrey gets Bojo's mojo back 

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Dumping Sir Humphrey gets Bojo's mojo back 

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Better late than never, Sir Humphrey is on his bike. Why has it taken Boris so long to get rid of him? Under Mrs May, Sir Mark Sedwill had [...]

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Times letters: Civil service shake-up and Mark Sedwill’s exit

Times letters: Civil service shake-up and Mark Sedwill’s exit

Sir, In his speech on civil service reform (report, Jun 29) Michael Gove lamented the concentration of government in London and the consequent lack of understa [...]

Read full article: Times letters: Civil service shake-up an...→
Cabinet Office could be next in line for Whitehall shake-up

Cabinet Office could be next in line for Whitehall shake-up

Sir Mark Sedwill’s exit as permanent secretary has rekindled rumours that the department is about to be taken under Number 10's control

Read full article: Cabinet Office could be next in line for...→
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The contradiction at the heart of Dominic Cummings’ vision of civil service reform

The contradiction at the heart of Dominic Cummings’ vision of civil service reform

Mark Sedwill will stand down from his joint roles as head of the civil service and as national security adviser in September. David Frost, Boris Johnson’s man [...]

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"There's no way he could have carried on" Tom Swarbrick on Civil Service chief's resignation

Tom Swarbrick commended the work of his former colleague Mark Sedwill, but said an overhaul in Whitehall is now badly needed.

Read full article: "There's no way he could have carried on...→
Boris Johnson warned of 'blame game' with civil service after Sedwill quits

Boris Johnson warned of 'blame game' with civil service after Sedwill quits

LORD Peter Ricketts has suggested the real reason behind Mark Sedwill's resignation is due to a failure in political leadership as he hinted at the beginning o [...]

Read full article: Boris Johnson warned of 'blame game' wit...→
MPs and senior ex-civil servants hit out after Cabinet Secretary ousted

MPs and senior ex-civil servants hit out after Cabinet Secretary ousted

The Prime Minister’s chief aide Dominic Cummings has been accused of playing a part in Sir Mark Sedwill’s exit.

Read full article: MPs and senior ex-civil servants hit out...→
Sir Mark Sedwill to be paid £248k in 'compensation' when he steps down

Sir Mark Sedwill to be paid £248k in 'compensation' when he steps down

Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill is to be paid £248,000 in "compensation" after announcing last month that he would step down from his role as head of the ci [...]

Read full article: Sir Mark Sedwill to be paid £248k in 'co...→
Sir Mark Sedwill given £250,000 payoff as he decries attacks on officials

Sir Mark Sedwill given £250,000 payoff as he decries attacks on officials

Boris Johnson signed off on a £248,189 golden goodbye for Sir Mark Sedwill, the outgoing cabinet secretary, raising questions about whether his departure was v [...]

Read full article: Sir Mark Sedwill given £250,000 payoff a...→
Sedwill speaks out about working with Boris and Cummings as he attacks anonymous briefings

Sedwill speaks out about working with Boris and Cummings as he attacks anonymous briefings

OUTGOING Cabinet Secretary and national security adviser Sir Mark Sedwill has broken his silence on his relationship with Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings - [...]

Read full article: Sedwill speaks out about working with Bo...→
Boris Johnson to give £248,000 of taxpayer money to Mark Sedwill in golden handshake

Boris Johnson to give £248,000 of taxpayer money to Mark Sedwill in golden handshake

BORIS JOHNSON has approved a £248,000 golden handshake for outgoing Whitehall chief Sir Mark Sedwill, it has emerged.

Read full article: Boris Johnson to give £248,000 of taxpay...→
Cabinet Secretary claims attacks from inside No 10 didn't force him from job

Cabinet Secretary claims attacks from inside No 10 didn't force him from job

Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill announced he was standing down from that role, and his post as National Security Advisor after a campaign from inside the go [...]

Read full article: Cabinet Secretary claims attacks from in...→
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Sir Mark Sedwill’s stark Brexit warning exposed amid Dominic Cummings' Whitehall shake-up

Sir Mark Sedwill’s stark Brexit warning exposed amid Dominic Cummings' Whitehall shake-up

SIR MARK SEDWILL issued a stark Brexit warning in a letter handed to all Cabinet ministers in 2019, unearthed reports reveal.

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Westminster at war: Dominic Cummings' real masterplan for Whitehall revolution exposed

Westminster at war: Dominic Cummings' real masterplan for Whitehall revolution exposed

DOMINIC CUMMINGS has been accused of trying to replace Britain's top civil servant, Sir Mark Sedwill, with a Brexiteer - but unearthed reports suggest that the [...]

Read full article: Westminster at war: Dominic Cummings' re...→
What Theresa May gets right, and Michael Gove gets wrong, about David Frost

What Theresa May gets right, and Michael Gove gets wrong, about David Frost

Theresa May has rounded on the government for appointing David Frost to the role of national security adviser, describing him (correctly) as “a political appoi [...]

Read full article: What Theresa May gets right, and Michael...→
'A good start!' Dominic Cummings was RIGHT to oust Sir Mark Sedwill - POLL

'A good start!' Dominic Cummings was RIGHT to oust Sir Mark Sedwill - POLL

BORIS JOHNSON'S top aide Dominic Cummings has the backing of Express.co.uk readers for his role in the departure of Britain's most senior civil servant, accord [...]

Read full article: 'A good start!' Dominic Cummings was RIG...→
RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Dumping Sir Humphrey gets Bojo's mojo back 

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Dumping Sir Humphrey gets Bojo's mojo back 

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Better late than never, Sir Humphrey is on his bike. Why has it taken Boris so long to get rid of him? Under Mrs May, Sir Mark Sedwill had [...]

Read full article: RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Dumping Sir Humphrey...→
Runners and riders to replace Sir Mark Sedwill

Runners and riders to replace Sir Mark Sedwill

It is perhaps the most prestigious job in public service, and one that comes with an office the size of a tennis court, a knighthood and a peerage on retiremen [...]

Read full article: Runners and riders to replace Sir Mark S...→
  • #Mark Sedwill
Top military and diplomatic figures condemn Mark Sedwill's 'appalling and unnecessary' departure

Top military and diplomatic figures condemn Mark Sedwill's 'appalling and unnecessary' departure

While experts agree the posts of cabinet secretary and national security adviser were too much for one person to handle, the nature of Sedwill’s exit has promp [...]

Read full article: Top military and diplomatic figures cond...→
  • #Mark Sedwill
Cabinet Office could be next in line for Whitehall shake-up

Cabinet Office could be next in line for Whitehall shake-up

Sir Mark Sedwill’s exit as permanent secretary has rekindled rumours that the department is about to be taken under Number 10's control

Read full article: Cabinet Office could be next in line for...→
  • #Mark Sedwill
POLL: Was Dominic Cummings right to force Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill out? VOTE

POLL: Was Dominic Cummings right to force Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill out? VOTE

CABINET SECRETARY and National Security Advisor Sir Mark Sedwill resigned amid reports of being sidelined by Dominic Cummings, but was Boris Johnson's top advi [...]

Read full article: POLL: Was Dominic Cummings right to forc...→

"There's no way he could have carried on" Tom Swarbrick on Civil Service chief's resignation

Tom Swarbrick commended the work of his former colleague Mark Sedwill, but said an overhaul in Whitehall is now badly needed.

Read full article: "There's no way he could have carried on...→
Mark Sedwill the THIRD civil service chief to be forced out in a year

Mark Sedwill the THIRD civil service chief to be forced out in a year

SIR MARK Sedwill has become the third civil service chief to be forced out in a year as the Prime Minister plans a major Whitehall shake up. He stood down as C [...]

Read full article: Mark Sedwill the THIRD civil service chi...→
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How Sedwill’s exit shows Brexit was just beginning for Boris and Cummings revolution

How Sedwill’s exit shows Brexit was just beginning for Boris and Cummings revolution

Sir Mark Sedwill's departure from Downing Street last night cleared the way for the Whitehall revolution that Boris Johnson and his key aide Dominic Cummings h [...]

Read full article: How Sedwill’s exit shows Brexit was just...→
Mark Sedwill's path from Afghanistan to Whitehall warfare

Mark Sedwill's path from Afghanistan to Whitehall warfare

The most powerful official in government had been building up to the role for 30 years – then a string of secret briefings saw him become the third senior dipl [...]

Read full article: Mark Sedwill's path from Afghanistan to ...→
Sir Mark Sedwill to get £250k payout for stepping down in Whitehall shake-up

Sir Mark Sedwill to get £250k payout for stepping down in Whitehall shake-up

BRITAIN’S top civil servant Sir Mark Sedwill will walk away with a payout of nearly £250,000. The Cabinet Secretary will reportedly pocket the sum when he step [...]

Read full article: Sir Mark Sedwill to get £250k payout for...→
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Top civil servant will get a £250,000 pay-off when he steps down

Top civil servant will get a £250,000 pay-off when he steps down

Britain's top civil servant Sir Mark Sedwill will get £248,189 when he steps down later this year from his dual role as Cabinet Secretary and national security [...]

Read full article: Top civil servant will get a £250,000 pa...→
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Boris Johnson approves £250k payoff for official he ousted as 'value for money'

Boris Johnson approves £250k payoff for official he ousted as 'value for money'

Sir Mark Sedwill will get a handsome golden goodbye as he leaves Number 10 - and it's been OK'd by the PM himself

Read full article: Boris Johnson approves £250k payoff for ...→
Sir Mark Sedwill’s resignation shows a hard rain is already falling on Whitehall

Sir Mark Sedwill’s resignation shows a hard rain is already falling on Whitehall

Sir Mark Sedwill saw it coming. In early June, before Boris Johnson had even declared that the nation was past the peak of coronavirus, he confided to an ally: [...]

Read full article: Sir Mark Sedwill’s resignation shows a h...→
Who is David Frost? National security advisor and chief Brexit negotiator

Who is David Frost? National security advisor and chief Brexit negotiator

DAVID Frost was recently appointed as National Security Adviser by Boris Johnson after Mark Sedwill stepped down as both as cabinet secretary and NSA. But who [...]

Read full article: Who is David Frost? National security ad...→
May tears into Gove over appointment of new National Security Adviser

May tears into Gove over appointment of new National Security Adviser

Michael Gove faced fierce opposition from Theresa May in the Commons today as the former PM claimed he had picked a political appointee with "no proven experti [...]

Read full article: May tears into Gove over appointment of ...→
Boris Johnson 'promised to back Sir Mark Sedwill for NATO chief'

Boris Johnson 'promised to back Sir Mark Sedwill for NATO chief'

Boris Johnson promised to nominate Sir Mark Sedwill to be the next chief of NATO as part of the Cabinet Secretary's exit package, it was claimed today.

Read full article: Boris Johnson 'promised to back Sir Mark...→
Boris Johnson hits back at claims he ousted Mark Sedwill from top role

Boris Johnson hits back at claims he ousted Mark Sedwill from top role

Boris Johnson yesterday rejected claims that his outgoing chief civil servant Sir Mark Sedwill was driven out of his job in a Downing Street power struggle. Th [...]

Read full article: Boris Johnson hits back at claims he ous...→
The Times view on Sir Mark Sedwill’s departure: Mandarin Lessons

The Times view on Sir Mark Sedwill’s departure: Mandarin Lessons

Last week Dominic Cummings, the prime minister’s chief adviser, warned aides in Downing Street that a “hard rain” was about to fall upon Whitehall. The resigna [...]

Read full article: The Times view on Sir Mark Sedwill’s dep...→
Times letters: Civil service shake-up and Mark Sedwill’s exit

Times letters: Civil service shake-up and Mark Sedwill’s exit

Sir, In his speech on civil service reform (report, Jun 29) Michael Gove lamented the concentration of government in London and the consequent lack of understa [...]

Read full article: Times letters: Civil service shake-up an...→
Ex-cabinet chiefs say PM made ousted Sir Mark Sedwill a 'fall guy'

Ex-cabinet chiefs say PM made ousted Sir Mark Sedwill a 'fall guy'

Sir Mark quit following a power struggle with Dominic Cummings, who is said to have seen the outgoing cabinet secretary as a 'roadblock' to a Whitehall shake-u [...]

Read full article: Ex-cabinet chiefs say PM made ousted Sir...→
Mark Sedwill's exit should break the grip 'impartial' civil servants have on power

Mark Sedwill's exit should break the grip 'impartial' civil servants have on power

Governing is political, so why shouldn't appointees like David Frost have greater sway in the delivery of their party's manifesto?

Read full article: Mark Sedwill's exit should break the gri...→
The contradiction at the heart of Dominic Cummings’ vision of civil service reform

The contradiction at the heart of Dominic Cummings’ vision of civil service reform

Mark Sedwill will stand down from his joint roles as head of the civil service and as national security adviser in September. David Frost, Boris Johnson’s man [...]

Read full article: The contradiction at the heart of Domini...→
Brian Cox hits out at 'Cummings' revolution' after Sedwill quits - CIVIL WAR in Whitehall

Brian Cox hits out at 'Cummings' revolution' after Sedwill quits - CIVIL WAR in Whitehall

PROFESSOR Brian Cox has questioned the point of Dominic Cummings' plans to shake-up the civil service after Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill announced he was [...]

Read full article: Brian Cox hits out at 'Cummings' revolut...→

Sir Mark Sedwill: who is the top UK civil servant and why has he resigned from government?

Powerful civil servant Sir Mark Sedwill has already been replaced by David Frost as national security adviser

Read full article: Sir Mark Sedwill: who is the top UK civi...→
Boris Johnson warned of 'blame game' with civil service after Sedwill quits

Boris Johnson warned of 'blame game' with civil service after Sedwill quits

LORD Peter Ricketts has suggested the real reason behind Mark Sedwill's resignation is due to a failure in political leadership as he hinted at the beginning o [...]

Read full article: Boris Johnson warned of 'blame game' wit...→
Johnson faces storm over exit of Civil Service chief Sedwill

Johnson faces storm over exit of Civil Service chief Sedwill

Boris Johnson heaped praise on Sir Mark Sedwill, who is standing down as Cabinet Secretary amid speculation he was forced out by the PM’s allies.

Read full article: Johnson faces storm over exit of Civil S...→
Keir Starmer condemns top civil servant's exit from No 10, as PM ‘wants Brexiteer’ as replacement - follow live

Keir Starmer condemns top civil servant's exit from No 10, as PM ‘wants Brexiteer’ as replacement - follow live

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has criticised Boris Johnson for “focusing on reshuffles” in the midst of the coronavirus crisis following the announcement Sir [...]

Read full article: Keir Starmer condemns top civil servant'...→
MPs and senior ex-civil servants hit out after Cabinet Secretary ousted

MPs and senior ex-civil servants hit out after Cabinet Secretary ousted

The Prime Minister’s chief aide Dominic Cummings has been accused of playing a part in Sir Mark Sedwill’s exit.

Read full article: MPs and senior ex-civil servants hit out...→
Mark Sedwill's path from Afghanistan to Whitehall warfare

Mark Sedwill's path from Afghanistan to Whitehall warfare

The most powerful official in government had been building up to the role for 30 years – then a string of secret briefings saw him become the third senior dipl [...]

Read full article: Mark Sedwill's path from Afghanistan to ...→
Sir Mark Sedwill to be paid £248k in 'compensation' when he steps down

Sir Mark Sedwill to be paid £248k in 'compensation' when he steps down

Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill is to be paid £248,000 in "compensation" after announcing last month that he would step down from his role as head of the ci [...]

Read full article: Sir Mark Sedwill to be paid £248k in 'co...→
Sir Mark Sedwill to get £250k payout for stepping down in Whitehall shake-up

Sir Mark Sedwill to get £250k payout for stepping down in Whitehall shake-up

BRITAIN’S top civil servant Sir Mark Sedwill will walk away with a payout of nearly £250,000. The Cabinet Secretary will reportedly pocket the sum when he step [...]

Read full article: Sir Mark Sedwill to get £250k payout for...→
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Sir Mark Sedwill given £250,000 payoff as he decries attacks on officials

Sir Mark Sedwill given £250,000 payoff as he decries attacks on officials

Boris Johnson signed off on a £248,189 golden goodbye for Sir Mark Sedwill, the outgoing cabinet secretary, raising questions about whether his departure was v [...]

Read full article: Sir Mark Sedwill given £250,000 payoff a...→
Top civil servant will get a £250,000 pay-off when he steps down

Top civil servant will get a £250,000 pay-off when he steps down

Britain's top civil servant Sir Mark Sedwill will get £248,189 when he steps down later this year from his dual role as Cabinet Secretary and national security [...]

Read full article: Top civil servant will get a £250,000 pa...→
  • #Mark Sedwill
Sedwill speaks out about working with Boris and Cummings as he attacks anonymous briefings

Sedwill speaks out about working with Boris and Cummings as he attacks anonymous briefings

OUTGOING Cabinet Secretary and national security adviser Sir Mark Sedwill has broken his silence on his relationship with Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings - [...]

Read full article: Sedwill speaks out about working with Bo...→
Boris Johnson to give £248,000 of taxpayer money to Mark Sedwill in golden handshake

Boris Johnson to give £248,000 of taxpayer money to Mark Sedwill in golden handshake

BORIS JOHNSON has approved a £248,000 golden handshake for outgoing Whitehall chief Sir Mark Sedwill, it has emerged.

Read full article: Boris Johnson to give £248,000 of taxpay...→
Boris Johnson approves £250k payoff for official he ousted as 'value for money'

Boris Johnson approves £250k payoff for official he ousted as 'value for money'

Sir Mark Sedwill will get a handsome golden goodbye as he leaves Number 10 - and it's been OK'd by the PM himself

Read full article: Boris Johnson approves £250k payoff for ...→
Cabinet Secretary claims attacks from inside No 10 didn't force him from job

Cabinet Secretary claims attacks from inside No 10 didn't force him from job

Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill announced he was standing down from that role, and his post as National Security Advisor after a campaign from inside the go [...]

Read full article: Cabinet Secretary claims attacks from in...→
  • #Mark Sedwill
Sir Mark Sedwill’s resignation shows a hard rain is already falling on Whitehall

Sir Mark Sedwill’s resignation shows a hard rain is already falling on Whitehall

Sir Mark Sedwill saw it coming. In early June, before Boris Johnson had even declared that the nation was past the peak of coronavirus, he confided to an ally: [...]

Read full article: Sir Mark Sedwill’s resignation shows a h...→
Sir Mark Sedwill’s stark Brexit warning exposed amid Dominic Cummings' Whitehall shake-up

Sir Mark Sedwill’s stark Brexit warning exposed amid Dominic Cummings' Whitehall shake-up

SIR MARK SEDWILL issued a stark Brexit warning in a letter handed to all Cabinet ministers in 2019, unearthed reports reveal.

Read full article: Sir Mark Sedwill’s stark Brexit warning ...→
  • #Mark Sedwill
Westminster at war: Dominic Cummings' real masterplan for Whitehall revolution exposed

Westminster at war: Dominic Cummings' real masterplan for Whitehall revolution exposed

DOMINIC CUMMINGS has been accused of trying to replace Britain's top civil servant, Sir Mark Sedwill, with a Brexiteer - but unearthed reports suggest that the [...]

Read full article: Westminster at war: Dominic Cummings' re...→
Who is David Frost? National security advisor and chief Brexit negotiator

Who is David Frost? National security advisor and chief Brexit negotiator

DAVID Frost was recently appointed as National Security Adviser by Boris Johnson after Mark Sedwill stepped down as both as cabinet secretary and NSA. But who [...]

Read full article: Who is David Frost? National security ad...→
What Theresa May gets right, and Michael Gove gets wrong, about David Frost

What Theresa May gets right, and Michael Gove gets wrong, about David Frost

Theresa May has rounded on the government for appointing David Frost to the role of national security adviser, describing him (correctly) as “a political appoi [...]

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May tears into Gove over appointment of new National Security Adviser

May tears into Gove over appointment of new National Security Adviser

Michael Gove faced fierce opposition from Theresa May in the Commons today as the former PM claimed he had picked a political appointee with "no proven experti [...]

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Boris Johnson 'promised to back Sir Mark Sedwill for NATO chief'

Boris Johnson 'promised to back Sir Mark Sedwill for NATO chief'

Boris Johnson promised to nominate Sir Mark Sedwill to be the next chief of NATO as part of the Cabinet Secretary's exit package, it was claimed today.

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'A good start!' Dominic Cummings was RIGHT to oust Sir Mark Sedwill - POLL

'A good start!' Dominic Cummings was RIGHT to oust Sir Mark Sedwill - POLL

BORIS JOHNSON'S top aide Dominic Cummings has the backing of Express.co.uk readers for his role in the departure of Britain's most senior civil servant, accord [...]

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Boris Johnson hits back at claims he ousted Mark Sedwill from top role

Boris Johnson hits back at claims he ousted Mark Sedwill from top role

Boris Johnson yesterday rejected claims that his outgoing chief civil servant Sir Mark Sedwill was driven out of his job in a Downing Street power struggle. Th [...]

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RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Dumping Sir Humphrey gets Bojo's mojo back 

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Dumping Sir Humphrey gets Bojo's mojo back 

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Better late than never, Sir Humphrey is on his bike. Why has it taken Boris so long to get rid of him? Under Mrs May, Sir Mark Sedwill had [...]

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The Times view on Sir Mark Sedwill’s departure: Mandarin Lessons

The Times view on Sir Mark Sedwill’s departure: Mandarin Lessons

Last week Dominic Cummings, the prime minister’s chief adviser, warned aides in Downing Street that a “hard rain” was about to fall upon Whitehall. The resigna [...]

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Runners and riders to replace Sir Mark Sedwill

Runners and riders to replace Sir Mark Sedwill

It is perhaps the most prestigious job in public service, and one that comes with an office the size of a tennis court, a knighthood and a peerage on retiremen [...]

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Times letters: Civil service shake-up and Mark Sedwill’s exit

Times letters: Civil service shake-up and Mark Sedwill’s exit

Sir, In his speech on civil service reform (report, Jun 29) Michael Gove lamented the concentration of government in London and the consequent lack of understa [...]

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Top military and diplomatic figures condemn Mark Sedwill's 'appalling and unnecessary' departure

Top military and diplomatic figures condemn Mark Sedwill's 'appalling and unnecessary' departure

While experts agree the posts of cabinet secretary and national security adviser were too much for one person to handle, the nature of Sedwill’s exit has promp [...]

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Ex-cabinet chiefs say PM made ousted Sir Mark Sedwill a 'fall guy'

Ex-cabinet chiefs say PM made ousted Sir Mark Sedwill a 'fall guy'

Sir Mark quit following a power struggle with Dominic Cummings, who is said to have seen the outgoing cabinet secretary as a 'roadblock' to a Whitehall shake-u [...]

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Cabinet Office could be next in line for Whitehall shake-up

Cabinet Office could be next in line for Whitehall shake-up

Sir Mark Sedwill’s exit as permanent secretary has rekindled rumours that the department is about to be taken under Number 10's control

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Mark Sedwill's exit should break the grip 'impartial' civil servants have on power

Mark Sedwill's exit should break the grip 'impartial' civil servants have on power

Governing is political, so why shouldn't appointees like David Frost have greater sway in the delivery of their party's manifesto?

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POLL: Was Dominic Cummings right to force Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill out? VOTE

POLL: Was Dominic Cummings right to force Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill out? VOTE

CABINET SECRETARY and National Security Advisor Sir Mark Sedwill resigned amid reports of being sidelined by Dominic Cummings, but was Boris Johnson's top advi [...]

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The contradiction at the heart of Dominic Cummings’ vision of civil service reform

The contradiction at the heart of Dominic Cummings’ vision of civil service reform

Mark Sedwill will stand down from his joint roles as head of the civil service and as national security adviser in September. David Frost, Boris Johnson’s man [...]

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Brian Cox hits out at 'Cummings' revolution' after Sedwill quits - CIVIL WAR in Whitehall

Brian Cox hits out at 'Cummings' revolution' after Sedwill quits - CIVIL WAR in Whitehall

PROFESSOR Brian Cox has questioned the point of Dominic Cummings' plans to shake-up the civil service after Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill announced he was [...]

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"There's no way he could have carried on" Tom Swarbrick on Civil Service chief's resignation

Tom Swarbrick commended the work of his former colleague Mark Sedwill, but said an overhaul in Whitehall is now badly needed.

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Sir Mark Sedwill: who is the top UK civil servant and why has he resigned from government?

Powerful civil servant Sir Mark Sedwill has already been replaced by David Frost as national security adviser

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Mark Sedwill the THIRD civil service chief to be forced out in a year

Mark Sedwill the THIRD civil service chief to be forced out in a year

SIR MARK Sedwill has become the third civil service chief to be forced out in a year as the Prime Minister plans a major Whitehall shake up. He stood down as C [...]

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Boris Johnson warned of 'blame game' with civil service after Sedwill quits

Boris Johnson warned of 'blame game' with civil service after Sedwill quits

LORD Peter Ricketts has suggested the real reason behind Mark Sedwill's resignation is due to a failure in political leadership as he hinted at the beginning o [...]

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Johnson faces storm over exit of Civil Service chief Sedwill

Johnson faces storm over exit of Civil Service chief Sedwill

Boris Johnson heaped praise on Sir Mark Sedwill, who is standing down as Cabinet Secretary amid speculation he was forced out by the PM’s allies.

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Keir Starmer condemns top civil servant's exit from No 10, as PM ‘wants Brexiteer’ as replacement - follow live

Keir Starmer condemns top civil servant's exit from No 10, as PM ‘wants Brexiteer’ as replacement - follow live

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has criticised Boris Johnson for “focusing on reshuffles” in the midst of the coronavirus crisis following the announcement Sir [...]

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How Sedwill’s exit shows Brexit was just beginning for Boris and Cummings revolution

How Sedwill’s exit shows Brexit was just beginning for Boris and Cummings revolution

Sir Mark Sedwill's departure from Downing Street last night cleared the way for the Whitehall revolution that Boris Johnson and his key aide Dominic Cummings h [...]

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MPs and senior ex-civil servants hit out after Cabinet Secretary ousted

MPs and senior ex-civil servants hit out after Cabinet Secretary ousted

The Prime Minister’s chief aide Dominic Cummings has been accused of playing a part in Sir Mark Sedwill’s exit.

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