May 16th, 2012

Revolving Dawes

With the sudden, and possibly unwilling, departure of Cabinet Office Permanent Secretary Ian Watmore, the job has been given temporarily to Melanie Dawes. AKA “her in doors” to one Ben Brogan…

The switch-over makes today’s column by the Telegraph’s Deputy Editor about Steve Hilton versus the civil service all the more interesting:

 “Without Mr Hilton, how much will survive? His [Dave's] proposed public sector reforms, let alone his ideas for slashing the Civil Service, are likely to stall..”

Slashing the civil service doesn’t look to be stalling this afternoon…


98 Comments

  1. 1
    MI8 says:

    early doors info

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  2. 2
    Ha Ha says:

    Door/whoes/bores whats the difference ?

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    • 4
      Johnny Staccato says:

      Diana ” Doors ” and “Whoaaars” are much more interesting than bores . That’s the difference my friend . Come to my club tonight . Entrance fee on me . Watery champagne at £100 a bottle — on you

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      They're ALL in this together says:

      …a note to the Labour Party…before you pull down the shit house around your opponents head make sure that you’re not likely to be buried in the rubble as well

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      • 47
        Samson says:

        Well, if you know that eventually you’re going to go down for the count, you might want to take some people with you as well. They’re all a bunch of Philistines anyway, good riddance.

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    • 26
      Labour has never made any mistakes (honest) says:

      I feel the same Marmite. The only re*son he’s standing down at the next election is because he’ll lose his Bl*ckburn constituency to the effnic RESPECT party.

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      • 83
        There's a word for it says:

        Straw once said that “the English as a race, are not worth saving”.

        Thank’s to his diligent and tireless work on behalf of the multicultural agenda. In Blackburn, what remains of the English, will soon be like the East London Cockney, just a memory.

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    • 49
      notareargunner says:

      Just an aside, try reading the Report into the Corporate Homicide of Andy Miller, hardly a word of truth in it and that was when future Gracious Lord was Monster of Injustice

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    • 55
      That BBC report of this matter, in full says:

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    • 75
      lost causes says:

      straw …a man made of….c’unt to you and me

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  4. 5
    Ring a ding ding says:

    She’s quite easy on the eyes.

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  5. 6
    Sideshow says:

    I don’t know why Rebekah Brooks is angry at being charged. It’s not like she hasn’t been in prison before.
    http://images.wikia.com/simpsons/images/9/9a/Bob_prison.jpg

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      That turned out well didn't it ?? says:

      “If it falls to me to start a fight to cut out the cancer of bent and twisted journalism in our country with the simple sword of truth and the trusty shield of British fair play, so be it. I am ready for the fight. The fight against falsehood and those who peddle it. My fight begins today. Thank you and good afternoon.”

      Who said politics doesn’t repeat itself ??

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  6. 7
    Melony says:

    Ben Brogan is a useless c’unt.

    On the plus side: he’s completely pointless.

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  7. 8
    And Kenny has been sacked says:

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    • 18
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      he’s made an awful mess with that paint. I hope someone put down some newspaper for him before he started.

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    • 38
      Guido Fawkes says:

      Good job. They’re both poor excuses for human beans but Terry is the better defender.

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      • 73
        An American observation says:

        Wow he really is that thick.. See what happens when you give undeveloped species too much money.

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        • 86
          Expat Geordie says:

          Silly sod. That’s the end of his international career.

          What was it that Cameron said about Twitter? He was right, for once.

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  8. 9
    Poncho says:

    Not revolving Dawes but sliding Dawes perhaps.

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  9. 10
    We will, we will fuck you says:

    Tomorrow’s Question Time is certainly an eclectic mix. Queen guitarist Brian May, Peter Hain, the leader of Plaid Cumru, and Kelvin Mackenzie.

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    • 11
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      Brain May could dye his hair red and pretend to be Rebekah brooks.

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      • 22
        Just goes to show...you never know says:

        I went to secondary school with member of “Queen”(not May) in the 60’s ….He was always carrying his bloody guitar to lessons and doing “riffs”…I always remember our form teacher telling him that he’d never amount to much if he didn’t concentrate on his lessons instead of playing god-awful tunes…..apart from being a famous rock musician and multi-millionaire of course…the teacher is long gone now of course although my ex-classmate is probably one of the most famous Alumini the school ever had

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      • 23
        Whisky to Go-Go says:

        …..then turn his Marshalls up to 11 to prove he isn’t.

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    • 13
      Bohemian Rape Soddy says:

      Oh well. At least there’s one person on the panel that can be trusted.

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    • 25
      Jeez says:

      Cymru.

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  10. 12
    Peter Carter-Fuck says:

    It’s hard to tell from this photo, but how does her rack compare to Bryony’s?

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  11. 17
    Steve Miliband says:

    Ben Brogan seems very well hooked into the whole government thing – wonder where he gets his leads from?

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  12. 20
    Jeremy Heywood ex winger for Morgan Stanley fame says:

    Sir Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary, said:

    “I have greatly valued the enormous contribution Ian has made to the Civil Service since joining in 2004″

    Does anyione know where he was before 2004 ?

    I see he is now going back up North to pursue religious and other passtimes…

    Has he made enough money to retire then ?

    What is the payoff he receives ?

    And why does he not have any wiki reference ?

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  13. 24
    AC1 says:

    I’d slash on the “civil servants” they’re neither civil, nor serve.

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    • 31
      will says:

      I always think that when ministers get a slow handclap or booing from any of these trade bodies its a good sign that they must be doing something right to break up thier cosy existance. During the last 13 years many of them have had a easy time and only now are some of them having to work hard for the money. Lets get rid of more pilgrims

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      • 88
        Anonymous says:

        Why do these unions show themselves up in this way ? police officers telling the home secretary that she is a disgrace!and they wonder why the public dont respect them.

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  14. 29

    AKA “her in doors” to one Ben Brogan…

    ‘er in Dawes.

    Don’t miss the sitters GF.

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  15. 33
    Historian of our Times says:

    Here is the little bugger Guido

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Watmore

    Manageing Director of Accenture until 2004

    Than propulsed into the Cabinet Office

    How many contracts did Accennture have with the UK Government before during and after his tenure as MD of Accenture and Cabinet Secretary ?

    You can’t make up all this shit

    Revolving doors is not the expression

    Revolving blatant corruption is…

    PS “There is no money Left” Liam Byrne is also of Accentire fame as well, as I remember, what a load of stealing shysters

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    • 50
      genghiz the kahn says:

      Hewitt and others.

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/1791168.stm

      “Confusion is added to the Andersen angle by the fact that Accenture (the renamed Andersen Consulting), until 2000 its sister company, has also been close to Labour – Trade Secretary Patricia Hewitt used to be its research director.

      The companies split in 2000 when Andersen Consulting left the Andersen Worldwide group following a long running and bitter court case.

      The accounting and consulting arms of the group had been running as separate companies within the group since 1989.”

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    • 51
      accenture lover says:

      you may be joking but it was true.

      Pratmore appointed – then head of civil service HR appointed – you guessed accenture
      pratmore immediately appointed katie “im not english” davies – accenture. The watmore brings into cabinet office, and then moves to a plum job without an interview in health… accenture ran away from healtyh contract…

      then the short fat bloke who ran id cards – forgotten his name… accenture

      he brings in a short bald bloke Bill something or other… accenture. Togehter they bring in 26 other accenture people as civil servants but on grossly inflated salaries

      Guess who renegotiates the contract with accenture for Maude – the bald fat bloke – err

      so all a bunch of tossers, all useleess, all cost tax payers a fortune

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      • 74
        Kelvin Mackenzie says:

        This is not incompetence

        It is rampant corruption

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        • 94
          accenture lover says:

          yup sanctioned by wus odonnell.

          Whatever you do not ask about a susan wallton – wus to pratmore “get rid of that women at any cost”

          do not ask about another accenture cronie “john i treat people like shit” collingwod.

          Major bullying claim swept under carpet by pratmore and sanctioned by cabo HR

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  16. 37
    Anonymous says:

    She looks like she’s might have big balloons. Brogan you dirty bastard.

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    • 46
      Caligula himself says:

      Give her a life peerage like Job Cruddas wife

      For destroying the country FFS

      half of the rest of the destoyers have already pot one,

      Why not her ?

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  17. 43
    Director of Public Prosecutions says:

    This 199P article explains by itself how Gordon Macbride put Britain down the shitter

    The awful Melanie Dawes featured (already)

    Most of the people mentioned should be jailed…

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  18. 48
    Sir William Waad says:

    In what sense are they “Permanent” secretaries?

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  19. 54
    Edward speaks Balls says:

    Sh*t, sh*t and more sh*t, good news on unemployment, nah not possible. Too far too fast.

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  20. 62
    I don't need no doctor says:

    When is the CPS going to charge Tony Blair?

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      Ex legal beagle says:

      Slotgob is leaning on the CPS, don’t worry

      Matrix Chambers is a very powerful lobby all by itself

      There is honour among thieves you see

      The CPS will never charge one of their own…

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  21. 64
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Ed Scrotum been on the BBC AGAIN banging on about the SAME things again, yet the beeboid never challenged him.

    Gonads keeps wanking on about how Cameron should be telling the Euro zone how to sort thing out. Really? It’s none of our business and they’d take no notice of us anyway.

    But why does the BBC let Testicles spout the same shit every day without ever challenging him once over it?

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    • 65
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      because he speeks too quickly.

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    • 78
      Maximus says:

      Because they are the Bolshevist Brainwashing Crew
      and that is what they do,
      morning, noon and night
      what a bunch of sh*te.

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    • 89
      Anonymous says:

      Its the same with B***dy Milliband, on the news each day with his” whinge of the day” hes such a nonentity !

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  22. 66
    Gordon Brown MP says:

    Buy my poo, it’s cheaper than Euros.

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  23. 70
    Gordon Brownstuff says:

    Why do the media keep going on about a world recession and a Euro banking and debt crisis.

    I saved the world!
    I ended boom and bust.
    I had a big meeting in London and got everyone to give me money. I raised a trillion euros and ended the crisis.
    I even wrote a great biog book about how clever I was to save the world and end boom and bust

    So stop going on about it.
    Its all been sorted.

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  24. 71
    Kelvin Mackenzie says:

    Guido

    Your point about Hilton is probably true

    But the article you refer to about “they hate us more than we hate them” is very revealing

    But not revealing enough

    The real motivation of the Labour capos is to erxercise power for their own pure benefit

    Just look at them ?

    Has even one served Britain rather than him/herself in the last 15 years ?

    There is not one of the seniors Capos who is honest, not one…

    Taking peerages to endlessly sponge on the taxpayer, liging their pockets in any “taxi” or influence peddling form, selling the national interest down the drain to the ohoshest payer or a bunch of robber baron press capos, the list is endless………..and revolting

    That is the reason Labour wanted and want power…end of story

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  25. 79
    Cabinet Secretary says:

    Confidential note to the Prime Minister

    Sir

    I see you are having more than a spot of bother.

    May I help?

    I did three years at a critical moent in my careere with Morgan Stanley

    And TB’s Chief of Staff Powell is already there, making a fortune as well

    So may I propose making a telephone call to Morgan Stanley to see if they can hire you for a few million £ per annum when the going gets too tough?

    I can assure you you will never be short of a country estate, a few million in cash and all the travel and luxury you wcould imagine

    Your very humble Cabinet and Corrupted Secretary

    PS TB is at JP Morgan also. That is another possibility.

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  26. 80
    Ode to Dave, George, Boris and all the other spineless creeps that wish to invade my stream of ... says:

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  27. 81
    I don't need no doctor says:

    BBC News.
    Liverpool sack Dalglish. Cameron LOL Rebecca Brooks.
    Hodgson picks England squad. Cameron old school friend of Rebecca Brools LOL.
    Euro in trouble. Cameron LOL friend of Rebecca Brooks.
    Unemployment down. Cameron Friend of Rebecca Brooks LOL.
    Run clip of Rebecca Brooks saying LOL at Leveson enquiry.

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  28. 82
    Ozzy 'George' Osborne says:

    The BBC does have an interesting back catalogue, though.

    This clip, for instance, was the first time I came over the TV screen:

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  29. 96
    Michael Vine and the Magical Brown Tùrd says:

    Another useless Hoon!

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  30. 97
    Edinburgh Socialist Dogshite can Jog On! says:

    I don’t buy the Telegraph and so I don’t give a fck!

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