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Henry Hill has a CAPX piece on the row over Suella Braverman and the officials gunning for her.

When it comes to the row over Suella Braverman, which has dominated the first week of Rishi Sunak’s premiership, all is not what it seems.

It was originally about leaking, and the Home Secretary’s transmission of restricted documents using her personal email address. Yet the officials gunning for her over that are themselves leaking an awful lot of information to the press which is not obviously any less sensitive – and those papers demanding her resignation are cheerfully printing it.

Instead, many of the attacks now emanating from the Home Office focus less on process than on matters which seem straightforwardly political. We learn that officials don’t like her holding meetings with right-wing Conservative MPs, and that she has been commissioning policies which would see a more hard-line approach taken towards Channel crossings.

It’s a short piece, but worth reading as a reminder that officials do try to restrict the political conduct of government in favour of their own processes.

Sunak won’t relish having a senior minister attracting so much flak so early in his premiership, but he should make a clear distinction between fair criticism and ideologically motivated attacks. Otherwise he risks setting a precedent that gives over-mighty officials more opportunities to try and restrict the proper conduct of political government.


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