Liz Truss calls on Dominic Cummings to scrap hundreds of ‘whack’ civil service roles

Liz Truss tells Dominic Cummings to cut hundreds of ‘whack’ civil service roles in attack on Whitehall ‘groupthink’, leaked paper reveals

  • Truss’ office called for the scrapping of the diversity and inclusion role in the civil service.
  • As commerce secretary, she resented the difficulty of firing underperforming officials.
  • In 2020, his office reportedly signed the document over to Dominic Cummings.
  • Sources close to Ms Truss told the newspaper that the document outlined how she would try to govern if she defeated Rishi Shankar to become Tory leader.

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Liz Truss urged Dominic Cummings to ax hundreds of ‘whack’ civil service roles in attack on Whitehall ‘groupthink’, a leaked document has revealed.

As secretary of international trade in 2020, Ms Truss’ office called for the scrapping of the diversity and inclusion role in the civil service.

Her office reportedly signed off on the document to Mr Cummings, then Boris Johnson’s most senior adviser, criticizing the ‘risk-averse’ Whitehall for its liberal ‘groupthink’. Made.

And according to the Telegraph, he criticized the difficulty of firing underperforming officials.

Sources close to Ms Truss told the newspaper that the document outlined how she would try to govern if she defeated Rishi Shankar to become Tory leader.

Liz Truss (Pictured In London July 26) Urged Dominic Cummings To Ax Hundreds Of 'Whack' Civil Service Roles In An Attack On Whitehall 'Groupthink', A Leaked Document Has Revealed.

Liz Truss (pictured in London July 26) urged Dominic Cummings to ax hundreds of ‘whack’ civil service roles in an attack on Whitehall ‘groupthink’, a leaked document has revealed.

Her Office Reportedly Signed Off On The Document To Mr Cummings (Pictured), Then Boris Johnson'S Most Senior Adviser, Accusing The 'Risk-Averse' Whitehall Of Its Liberal 'Groupthink'. Criticized For.

Her Office Reportedly Signed Off On The Document To Mr Cummings (Pictured), Then Boris Johnson'S Most Senior Adviser, Accusing The 'Risk-Averse' Whitehall Of Its Liberal 'Groupthink'. Criticized For.

Her office reportedly signed off on the document to Mr Cummings (pictured), then Boris Johnson’s most senior adviser, accusing the ‘risk-averse’ Whitehall of its liberal ‘groupthink’. Criticized for.

‘As Prime Minister, Liz will not be held captive by Whitehall and Treasury orthodoxy,’ said the source.

‘She will go ahead with tough reforms and get things through the labyrinthine Whitehall system.

‘She is exactly the kind of person who will get things done and challenge civil service groupthink.’

The document, written in 2020, called for a more politicized civil service.

It said: ‘Senior positions in the civil service… lack political understanding and a tendency towards liberal groupthink resulting in significant delays in the delivery of ministerial priorities.’

And it called for an ‘increase in the number of political appointments in ministerial offices’ and a ‘greater role for the Secretary of State in SCS appointments’. [senior civil service] Roles as well as ‘elimination or reduction’ in size of diversity and inclusion teams, strategic communications, marketing and HR.

Conservative Party Leadership Candidate Liz Truss Leaves The Ealing Tv Studios In West London After Attending A Tv Debate On July 26.

Conservative Party Leadership Candidate Liz Truss Leaves The Ealing Tv Studios In West London After Attending A Tv Debate On July 26.

Conservative Party leadership candidate Liz Truss leaves the Ealing TV studios in west London after attending a TV debate on July 26.

On diversity and inclusion, he said: ‘This team should be scrapped. We have four people in this team for a relatively small department.’

The document also called for a review of HR practices such as ‘warning people and actually firing’.

‘Ultimately, poorly performing personnel are a major obstacle to effective and timely decision-making.

‘The department would rather move people on than deal with persistent poor performance,’ he said.

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