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Top Civil Servants Made Formal Protests Over Labours Spending

The British economy burns as Labour leaves office

Gordon Browns disastrous tenure as Prime Minister was a government of nastiness, bullying, smearing and vitriolic lies so it comes as no surprise to find out that during the dying months of the Labour regime Civil Servants made formal protests and requests in writing about Labour ministers spending.

Asking for specific written instructions from a minister is regarded as the “nuclear option” by Whitehall mandarins, it is very rare that such a request should be made, yet during the dying weeks of the last Labour government frequent requests were made for written instructions.

Civil servants came under increasing pressure from ministers in the dying months of the Labour government to carry out expensive orders that they disagreed with and responded by submitting an unprecedented number of formal protests in the run-up to the general election. Read the rest of this entry