October 11th, 2011

+ + + Jeremy Heywood Confirmed as Next Cabinet Secretary + + +


CV:

  • The fifty year old Oxford and LSE graduate has worked for Chancellors Lamont, Clarke and Brown.
  • Became Blair’s Principal Private Secretary in 1999.
  • Spent 2003 to 2007 at Morgan Stanley
  • Returned to the Cabinet Office in 2007 in a strategy role for Gordon.
  • Since January 2008 Heywood has been Permanent Secretary at Number 10.

Downing Street sources confirm he gets the promotion.

UPDATE: The FT report “A new “head of the civil service” will take over the admin responsibilities for the whole of Whitehall. Sir David Normington is to launch an internal competition to recruit this person. The Cabinet Office will have a new, dedicated permanent secretary. It is Ian Watmore, currently head of the Cabinet Office’s ‘efficiency and reform’ group.” GOD’s resignation letter is here.


87 Comments

  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Is he good with the whitewash?

  2. 2
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    What????

  3. 3
    moriarty says:

    Heywood Jablowme

  4. 4
    Liam Fox says:

    Hey wood, that’s funny, that’s what I say to myself when I see Werrity.

  5. 5
    Steve Miliband says:

    Anyone Head Hunted by Gordon Brown must be tainted

  6. 6
    Steph Flanderers, drippin' in Ed's spunk says:

    I am very much hoping he will be a lefty cu’nt

  7. 7
    UK's Gayocracy says:

    Heywood, is he another confirmed ‘happily married’ type, like us?

  8. 8

    you’re all wrong – it’s what Gus O’Donnell would hear John Major say to Curried Eggs Curry. It’s why Heywood will replace him.

  9. 9
    Alexsandr says:

    Is he another embedded socialist or can he be trusted?

  10. 10
    Stavros says:

    A Brownite investment banker. Great.

  11. 11
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Guido

    Re the picture

    What one is Heywood and who is the other person (Not dave)?

  12. 12
    Sandra says:

    Super.

    Another Euro fanatic & third way Blairite marxist – rusty Daves kinda man.

    With each passing piece of evidence Dave whittles away any possibility that he will win the next GE.

  13. 13
    Dream talker says:

    Can he type and take shorthand ?

  14. 14
    Martin Day says:

    Who would have believed that Camoron would turn out to be a bigger fucking dope than the one eyed imbecile, words fail me.

  15. 15
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Indeed, the stench of Brown is all over him. Should fit in well with Fabian Dave though.

  16. 16
    one of them says:

    In other words, he’s sucked some serious cock in his time.

  17. 17
    Martin Day says:

    They look like 3 poofs to me.

  18. 18
    Ed Balls, financial genius says:

    Who’s spunk did you prefer Steph?

    Cmon be honest

  19. 19
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    LabLibCon, three strands of the same political party, extreme left, hard left and left. They disagree on detail, not destination.

  20. 20
    browned off says:

    Stale shit and halitosis…..lovely.

  21. 21
    stark says:

    Anyone who was paying attention. Hints – Lisbon, husky hugging,…

  22. 22
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I wonder if this has anything to do with the upcoming release of the Chilcot inquiry?

  23. 23
    gummint says:

    You can have any colour as long as it’s red.

  24. 24
    les says:

    I thought Fox was the one going – now GOD decides he himself has to go!

  25. 25
    dave just don't care anymore does he? says:

    I’m off to spend more time with my family and assorted ladyboys…..as you do.

  26. 26
    a piano says:

    Is this where we have to guess the identity of the 4th poof?

  27. 27
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    So GOD is to be replaced by Jesus, where is the holy spirit?

  28. 28
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Holy ghost even.

  29. 29
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Tom Watson drank it all.

  30. 30
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Crucially wrongly placed apostrophe: should be Eds’ spunk…

  31. 31
    Sophie says:

    Indeed.

  32. 32
    I don't need no doctor says:

    When is that?

  33. 33
    Anonymous says:

    We now have a political elite who have no fucking interest in connecting with the ordinary British people, and are only concerned with impressing their ‘progressive’ partners in crime. Fuck off the lot of yer!

  34. 34
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Think its after Christmas.

    If anyone else can help or knows?

  35. 35
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Agreed. The holder of a newly-created non-job is “currently head of the Cabinet Office’s ‘efficiency and reform’ group”!!!

    You couldn’t feckin’ make it up.

  36. 36
    Tom says:

    I didn’t know Paul Whitehouse was a politician.

  37. 37
    tinkerbell says:

    Billy, you don’t believe in fairy’s, remember?

  38. 38
    Johann Hari says:

    Breaking news: Jeremy Heywood has been confirmed as the new Cabinet Secretary. And Neville Dean is a c unt who should be sacked.

  39. 39
    Lomax says:

    Seconded – Cameron is useless. He has no balls.

  40. 40
    GOD's plaything says:

    Ian Watmore ico Cabinet Office? WTF?? This is the guy responsible for pissing away billions on the NHS IT project – most of it thrown at his mates in the IT outsourcing ‘industry’.

    Can anyone explain exactly what you need to do to get fired from the Civil Service?

  41. 41
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

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  42. 42
    Larry says:

  43. 43
    my prick up your arse says:

    you fucking, fucking bitch.

    people who know dave say that he’s a pretty straight kind of guy.

  44. 44
    Josiah Bartlett says:

    Heywood is the one in the middle. Dunno who the other one is, maybe his “former flatmate and best man”.

  45. 45
    Anonymous says:

    These are the great people who fuck up every government and still manage to stay and fuck the next government.

  46. 46
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Generally speaking, underspending your budget is the best way to attract at least distaste from colleagues and probably a P45 (for “underperforming”, natch).

  47. 47
    Dick the Prick says:

    At least O’Donnels gone but why the fuck Cammo didn’t sack the twat is beyond reason

  48. 48
    Mr Angry61 says:

    Another Morgan Stanley alumnus – Max Keiser appears to be right after all!

  49. 49
    Sludge Pump Political Spinner (for hire) says:

    With a CV like Jeremy’s we have a man with a deep understanding of society’s problems, a man of proven achievements who has been seen in the best light in dealing with our politicians’ more critical miscalculations, as proved by his sterling work, help and advice given to previous leaders. Gordon thinks very highly of him and dear Tony has a lot to thank him for. Well then, more of the same!! David is sure that a consistent approach to government is the best for the country and we should be grateful for his insight.

  50. 50
    Anonymous says:

    Is this another PR man?

  51. 51
    old boy says:

    The Oxbridge connection trumps all.

  52. 52
    Sir William Waad says:

    When I look at the people he has worked for I can only hope that the monkey was superior tothe organ grinders.

  53. 53
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    Well I never, Role up your Sleeves looks like these lot are going to drive the country into a Civil War. Take a look at Anthrax case in the USA, looks very much like another Foreign Flag operation to frighten the Duped USA populace.

  54. 54
    Sir Ian Paisley says:

    He’s got all the connections the usual suspects..Lamont, Clark, Blair, Brown,Cameron, Morgan Stanley and surely Goldman Sucks.

  55. 55
    Anonymous Misogynist says:

    Google it Billy…!

  56. 56
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Keiser, for all his theatrics, has always been right. The politicians are merely errand boys.

  57. 57
    Gay Gordon says:

    What not more Shirt LIfters !

  58. 58
    Sir William Waad says:

    Although most of the information at the top of the page has been successfully copied from Wikipedia, the bit that had to be worked out – his age – is wrong. He was born on 31 December 1961, so he is 49, not 50.

  59. 59
    gildedtumbril says:

    …O’Donnels’ letter…”traditional values of honesty, objectivity, impartiality and integrity underpinning…”
    What a load of bollox.
    These are exactly the values missing from these puffed up snivelling servants.
    What a bunch of bastards.
    The Augean stables need burning down. To hell with cleaning them out.
    Conflagration is what is needed.

  60. 60
    Tax Payer Joe Public says:

    You hit the Nail on the head there……

    But Call me Dave & the Blue Rinse Laborites won’t get it until they are being kicked out of the door @ 2015 GE

  61. 61
    gildedtumbril says:

    …and another thing…I find myself living in Nonceland. There is more evidence every day.

  62. 62
    Sir William Waad says:

    Larry, I don’t think you cats have the right idea about the Civil Service and politics. You are supposed to spend hours licking somebody else’s arse, not your own.

  63. 63
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    Its the LSE educated W–kers that caused the global economic collapse of the banks with the deregulation in 1986. He probably had something to do with it.

    The only way to fix this economic armagedon is to use the Great minds of people who didn’t create it, its like asking a FOX to look after the chickens. The reason we are heading into the Abyss is due to vested interests in.
    1. Prohibtion.
    2. War.
    3. Climate Change.

    Fix that and we fix the economy, dont and the economy is and will continue to Collapse. Roll on starvation and Civil unrest. We dont have a choice but the Poltical class do, however their isn’t a man among them with the stomach for it.

  64. 64
    Tax Payer Joe Public says:

    That was beyond everybodys belief BUT everyday Call Me Dave is doing all he can to prove he is & how totally detached he’s become from real life in the Westminster Bubble…..he’s should remember all it takes is one Prick !
    then he’s becomes quickly forgotten history……

  65. 65
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    Kicked out by the magnificent Labour Party no doubt!!!!

    Fuck me, you wankers live in cloud cuckoo land!

  66. 66
    Tax Payer Joe Public says:

    Maybe because he knows where the bodies are buried & the truth
    like:-
    Iraq, David Kelly, Immigration, Libya, Bliar, Mandy,Syria,Ruskies,Old Eastern Europe, Total No. of MP’s flipping & fiddling……& on & on

    the real list is endless……..& no one dares to upset or touch him……

  67. 67
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    Here Here. Did you say Rent Boys?

  68. 68
    Gay Gordon says:

    How did you correctly guess, was inside info……

  69. 69
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    Watch the You Tube Video of OBAMA pre election pledging to get the Troops out of Harms way within 3 months of being elected, His words that you could take it to the ” BANK ” He obviously meant LEHMANS

  70. 70
    Tom says:

    Never….. Never….. Never….will this curse be ever allowed creep out of its cess pit again in any shape of form…..

  71. 71
    my prick up your arse says:

  72. 72
    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    Another Morgan Stanley LSE stooge, it’s getting as bad as Obamas Goldman Sachs administration.

    Only a matter of time before the guillotine is wheeled out again for our “banker” masters viva la revolution!

    After X-Factor of course :P

  73. 73
    A retired Sir Humphrey says:

    Remember Yes Minister & then Prime Minister TV series from 1980’s, nothing has changed except for some of the Characters & the Date !! its doubtful it ever will be allowed change with our Oxbridge Masonic strict control of this country, but let the peasants believe they have Democracy, nothing could be further from the truth

  74. 74
    A retired Sir Humphrey says:

    Yes Prime Minister you are correct as always !!

  75. 75
    Slimey Mandy says:

    Did Someone Call ??

  76. 76
    Lomax says:

    But no balls.

  77. 77
    Sungei Patani says:

    Why do you post such utter rubbish?

  78. 78
    A retired Sir Humphrey says:

    No we are in control here with our Oxbridge Masonic stranglehold on this country & we are all closet shirt lifters together, so things will never change, you can be certain of that.

  79. 79
    kleegish says:

    The deck chairs are being re-arranged as Wallace Hartley and the band are playing ‘Nearer My GOD To Thee’

  80. 80
    This is the news. says:

    Oh the irony! Even the guy who played Sir Humphrey was one of those – although he managed to conceal the fact for years by wearing a wedding ring. Someone with either a big mouth or a grudge eventually “outed” him.

    A certain number of people do actually know that.

  81. 81

    Isn’t he the chap who set Southern Cross on the path to prosperity whilst a Morgan Stanley Bankster?

  82. 82
    Arthur Frampton says:

    Three buttocks of the same arse. I should know.

  83. 83
    It doesn't add up... says:

    I believe in one GO’D
    Maker of policy and governments
    and in Jeremy Heywood his appointed son and heir
    who was conceived of by the Civil Service
    born of Oxford and LSE
    suffered under Lamont, Clarke, Brown and Blair
    was crucified, dead and buried.
    He descended into Morgan Stanley
    the fifth year he rose again from the dead
    he ascended into Cabinet Office
    and sitteth on the right hand of GO’D the father almighty;
    from thence he shall come to judge the PUS’s and Ministers.

    Our Men.

  84. 84
    The Pundit. says:

    Dave is proving to have the same severe handicap as Obama in picking the wrong un’s in a time when only the best will do. First up is Patten in the BBC Trust who is doing his best to do absolutely nothing; and now this LSE b(w)anker probably the equivelent of Geithner, and he is now a serious part of the problem over in the USA.
    You could not make it up.

  85. 85
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    Just because I dont read the Sun and base my writing on real research dosn’t make it Rubbish, You Turnip head

  86. 86
    David Moss says:

    According to the Telegraph, so it must be true, Sir Gus’s job as permanent secretary at the Cabinet Office is to be taken by Ian Watmore:

    “His third job as permanent secretary at the Cabinet Office will go to Ian Watmore, a former chief executive of the Football Association who is currently chief operating officer of the Whitehall efficiency group in the Cabinet Office.”

    Now here’s a wrinkle – eight months earlier, on 1 February 2011, Mr Watmore appeared in front of the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) to give evidence in the Committee’s enquiry into good governance and civil service reform. At Q154 he was asked by the Chair to identify himself and said:

    “I am Ian Watmore, Permanent Secretary at the Cabinet Office …”

    Does Mr Watmore have second sight? If so, what else can he tell us about the future?

    http://www.dmossesq.com/2011/10/wrinklesinthematrix-ian-watmore-1.html

  87. 87
    David Moss says:

    According to the Telegraph, so it must be true, Sir Gus’s job as permanent secretary at the Cabinet Office is to be taken by Ian Watmore:

    “His third job as permanent secretary at the Cabinet Office will go to Ian Watmore, a former chief executive of the Football Association who is currently chief operating officer of the Whitehall efficiency group in the Cabinet Office.”

    Now here’s a wrinkle – eight months earlier, on 1 February 2011, Mr Watmore appeared in front of the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) to give evidence in the Committee’s enquiry into good governance and civil service reform. At Q154 he was asked by the Chair to identify himself and said:

    “I am Ian Watmore, Permanent Secretary at the Cabinet Office …”

    Does Mr Watmore have second sight? If so, what else can he tell us about the future?


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