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Ex-head of civil service who ‘clashed with Dominic Cummings’ to face inquiry

The previous head of the civil service who departed Authorities amid reported clashes with Dominic Cummings will face the Covid-19 inquiry.

Former cupboard secretary Sir Mark Sedwill will seem on Wednesday after explosive claims surrounding his time in workplace resurfaced through the proof of different key figures.

The previous diplomat was working the civil service when the pandemic struck however resigned in September 2020.

Final week, Boris Johnson’s former chief adviser Mr Cummings informed the inquiry that Lord Sedwill dropping his job “set off a sort of bomb throughout the entire system”.

Mr Cummings stated he had “begged” the then-prime minister to not successfully sack the profession civil servant, regardless of utilizing obscenities to explain him in WhatsApp messages.

Lord Sedwill was additionally on the centre of allegations made by the Vote Depart strategist a few plan to encourage folks to carry the equal of “rooster pox events” to advertise herd immunity.

A WhatsApp message from Mr Cummings, dated March 12 2020, during which he complained: “Sedwill babbling about chickenpox god f****** assist us”, was proven to the inquiry final week.

Lord Sedwill left his job after criticism from the previous adviser, who stated the official “hasn’t a scooby whats happening”.

On Tuesday, the inquiry heard Lord Sedwill’s substitute, Simon Case, complained to his predecessor that folks working in No 10 had been “mad” and “toxic” as he ready for the position.

Earlier than he was appointed Cupboard Secretary, Mr Case informed Lord Sedwill: “These individuals are so mad. Not toxic in direction of me (but), however they’re simply madly self-defeating.”

He stated many “top-drawer folks” he had requested to interchange No 10 official Tom Shinner “refused to return due to the poisonous popularity of his operation”.

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