A bruising morning for Jeremy Heywood and Bob Kerslake at the Public Administration Committee following their gushing Maggie tribute that infuriated pretty much everyone. Bernard Jenkin led the attack:
Jenkin: Did either of you work for Lady Thatcher?
Heywood: Not very closely
Jenkin: Was it (the tribute) cleared?
Jeremy: “It wasn’t cleared….we showed it to Craig as a courtesy.”
Then Paul Flynn stormed out, telling the Civil Service double team: “you’ve prostituted your high office and deserted your political neutrality”. Video to follow…