MoD’s Yes, Minister Select Committee Performance

David Williams, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence, was unusually honest during his Public Accounts Committee appearance on Monday. He went full-on Sir Humphrey when he came out with “There are only so many ways I can not answer the question”. This classic quote came just minutes after being asked about wasted taxpayers’ money, when he replied:

“We’re not at a stage where, I think, additional money will be squandered…”

Guido imagines at this point Jim Hacker would be calling for an economy drive…

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WATCH: Treasury Permanent Secretary Reveals Cameron Lobbied Him over Greensill

Sir Tom Scholar is up in front of the Public Accounts Committee, and in his first answer confessed David Cameron personally lobbied him last April on behalf of Greensill. Asked if he gave Cameron more of a hearing as he’s a former PM Scholar said: “If a former minister that I’ve worked with asked to talk to me I will always do that… It’s natural when somebody that you know asks to speak to you, it’s quite natural to take that”. It’s been days without any developments…

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