Dear all, Welcome to April’s newsletter. On Easter Sunday I wrote an article for the Mail on Sunday arguing that we need to get back to the office. Here is an excerpt:
Being a civil servant means taking on a commitment to the public good. The very term Civil Service denotes a body of officials whose job it is to serve the State and serve the public. By long tradition in Britain, civil servants work for the public good, diligently, anonymously, with the reward coming at the end of a career with a decent pension and, occasionally, an honour. Many still do. Look at the people who worked on the Vaccine Taskforce. They are some of the many unsung heroes in our country during the pandemic. Doubtless, by necessity, much of that noble work was done by people working from home. But now that the restrictions have been lifted, they should be returning to the office. After all, that is what much of the country has done. It is simply unacceptable for so many of our public servants to continue sitting at home.
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