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Sir Humphrey covers up, again

8 August 2023

8:56 PM

8 August 2023

8:56 PM

Good old Sir Humphrey. Tories, Labour, Lib Dems – whoever is in power, he always seems to win. In recent years, there appears to have been a veritable explosion in the number of leaks in Whitehall and, with them, the inevitable Cabinet Office inquiries.

In July 2022, one was launched by Cabinet Secretary Simon Case after Cabinet Office papers, which damaged Penny Mordaunt’s chances in the Conservative leadership race, were leaked.

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