Yes permanent secretaries are really valuable as the incoming minister can
draw on great experience and wisdom from a permanent team. Pretty much all
countries have them but call them different things. No, the Home Office is
in Whitehall – MI6 (not to be confused with MI5) is in it’s own building on
the banks of the Thames – it’s quite a famous building and is featured in
the James Bond films, as, obviously, the HQ of MI6 😉
It’s wonderful to see late Roy Jenkins’ clips. I have just finished his
biography of Gladstone and of course, his book, “Churchill: A Life” is the
best biography of Churchill I have ever read. Thanks so much for posting
these wonderful docs.
MI6 does fall under the remit of the Foreign Office. MI5 is the
responsibility of the Home Office. Hope this helps.
I am an uneducated Japanese of humble means but I would like to express my
support for the structures like these, simultaneously acknowledging the
risk of doing so. Japan has had too many PMs – 24 this past 40 years. The
country kept on meeting treaty obligations and paid pensioners and other
public services without failure since the end of the war. Britain is lucky
to have robust civil services AND a functioning royal house which is what
Japan does not have.
Sir Humphrey Applebey?
The police are not a part of the civil service if I remember my admin law
At 35’40” that posh old git can’t pronounce the word Secretive!
God, I am SO angry about that! I am such an admirer of Japan, of your
protection of your culture and brilliant minds. I SO wish your royal house
had more ceremonial roles in your politics. I am not sure about your civil
service but I do know that historically Your MITI ministry was very
Well, in those days, the exchange rate was fixed, Japan enjoyed free ride
on trade opportunities, it was much easier to justify the existence of the
MITI. Japan’s defeat was so devastating that it is surprising to many
historians how on earth Japan managed to keep her royal house. The country
is now so much inclined to the left that it is difficult to argue for more
royal participations in politics, even in ceremonial capacities.
All government departments have some drawbacks, one cannot possibly expect
a ministerial position to be cushy and easy.
”Some1 has been deported & immediately shot on arrival at their home
country…” Classic Clarke (ZIMBABWE – MUGABE REGIME)…”
The “there’s nothing you can do about it” cya perpetual permanent ruling
class without any accountability is what has made the UK a third world
The USA is well along the way to following in these footsteps that leads to
going off the same cliff.
One should expect to be paranoid around spies, such as mi5.
what a crazy world ‘oh look heres a guy who knows absolutely nothing about
the Home Office, lets put him in charge’. Also how can Charles Clarke (or
anyone) ‘regret the decision’ of being sacked ie. a decision he didn’t
remarkable how often there happens to be a drill on the day of a terrorist
attack….Operation Gladio…Operation Northwoods etc.. may shed some
light. All state terrorism to introduce new draconian freedom stripping
THE PEADOPHILE DEPARTMENT!!!
Blair & Brown. Good job it wasn’t WWII. Flanagan & Allen would’ve been out
of work with that pair of cunts
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