Inside Politics: ‘Double jobbing’ discovery sparks panic in Whitehall

Boris Johnson’s cabinet secretary has ordered all departments to find out if officials have taken second jobs in the private sector, writes Adam Forrest

Thursday 15 April 2021 08:12

ooking inward can be draining. Just ask Mick Jagger. The Rolling Stones’ frontman has revealed why he gave up on writing his autobiography. “I really didn’t enjoy it … reliving my life. It takes a lot out of you.” Boris Johnson’s government has ordered all its top civil servants to look inward and dredge through their (potentially) sordid past. Could the lobbying scandal now shine a light on shady dealings across Whitehall? Labour is hoping to get some satisfaction by discovering more Tory “sleaze”.

Inside the bubble

Policy commentator Jon Stone on what to look out for today:

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