Tuesday 2 July 2019 / 2:34 PM Uncategorised

Jon Trickett responds to Theresa May’s spokesperson rejecting calls for an independent investigation into breach of civil service neutrality

Jon Trickett MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, responding to Theresa May’s spokesperson rejecting Labour’s call for an independent investigation into the breach of civil service neutrality, reported in The Times on Saturday, said:

“The refusal of the government to launch an independent investigation into this clear and unprecedented breach of civil service neutrality at a senior level, shows every sign of the establishment closing ranks to protect its own.

“When senior civil servants, who are obliged to be impartial, instead spread disinformation about the Leader of the Opposition, it is an attack on our democratic system. In these circumstances, nothing less than a thorough investigation, independent of the Cabinet Office, will restore confidence.”