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Who are ‘the blob’?

10 May 2024

9:49 PM

10 May 2024

9:49 PM

Liz Truss calls them the ‘deep state’, Dominic Cummings ‘the blob’ and for Sue Gray they are simply former colleagues. But most of the public – and indeed, most of the political class – know very little about them at all.

Permanent secretaries and directors general, the two most senior rungs of the civil service, wield substantial power and influence.

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