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Jon Trickett MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, commenting on reports today that ministers could be given new powers to dismiss senior civil servants, said:

“David Cameron needs to stop blaming the civil service for the failings of his Government, and take some responsibility. We have a double dip recession made in Downing Street because of the decisions he and George Osborne have made - the idea that we need even more politicised Tory appointees is completely out of touch. David Cameron has already broken his promise to limit the number of special advisers: now it seems he wants even more of them."

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