Ex-private secretary to Prince William set to be new Cabinet Secretary as Boris Johnson shakes up civil service
Simon Case is due to be confirmed in the role by Boris Johnson on Tuesday, which signals the Prime Minister and his chief adviser Dominic Cummings are pressing ahead with their Whitehall shake-up.
He will take over following the departure of Sir Mark Sedwill, who was effectively forced out after just two years in the role after repeatedly clashing with Mr Cummings.
An ex-principal private secretary to David Cameron and Theresa May when they were PM, he also led the Cabinet Office Implementation Unit, and worked on solving the Northern Ireland border issue at the the Department for Exiting the European Union.
He also helped deliver the 2012 London Olympics, but will now be expected to lead the civil service reforms signalled by Mr Cummings.
The No10 aide warned a “hard rain is coming” earlier this summer, with a raft of senior figures already announcing they are leaving their roles ahead of plans to concentrate power within a “smaller, more focused and more elite centre”.
As well as Sir Mark’s resignation, permanent secretaries at the Home Office, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Ministry of Justice have resigned in recent months.
Case was born on 27 December 1978 in Bristol. He was educated at Bristol Grammar school and Trinity college Cambridge, graduating with a Bachelor of arts (BA) degree in history 2002. his thesis was titled The Joint Intelligence Committee. He later worked for GCHQ.
What this all means is that Britain’s top civil servant is an expert in electronically spying on people. Hand picked as a safe pair of hands by the most rabidly right wing Government this country has ever known.
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