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5 embarrassing WhatsApps as Britain’s top civil servant faces Covid investigation – POLITICO

Case has been cabinet secretary – the head of Britain’s impartial bureaucracy, the civil service – since September 2020, putting him at the center of decision-making during the pandemic. Out of government from October 2023 to January on medical leave, Case was excused from testifying last fall, but he is finally facing his day under surveillance.

POLITICO has compiled five grating themes from WhatsApps he’d probably rather forget.

1) He didn’t really rate Boris Johnson

It’s fair to say that Case’s confidence in his boss Boris Johnson was… mixed at best.

Johnson, he said in one exchange, “changes his strategic direction every day.” The ex-Prime Minister, in Case’s opinion, oscillated between a “fear” of the return of the virus and a “let it go” mode. At one point, Case said Johnson was at the “Trump-Bolsonaro level of crazy and dangerous” on Covid.

Case bluntly argued that Johnson “can’t lead” and warned: “The team captain can’t change the call on big plays every day.” »

When developing a communications strategy on government restrictions, Case lamented that Johnson was “nationally distrusted.” Yeah !

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