Did Andrew Mitchell have a rubber stamp?By Owen Barder
Splendid letter in the Financial Times today from the most senior civil servant in the British Department for International Development. Rubber stamp that intrigued the press From Mr Mark Lowcock. Sir, I did enjoy Kiran Stacey’s review of the new Yes, Prime Minister (The Review, Business Life, January 17). I confess to being more of a The Thick of It man myself. Which is, perhaps, why I raised my eyebrows at the claim that civil servants at the Department for International Development under Andrew Mitchell were surprised to see policy briefing notes that failed to meet his standards returned to them with the word “bollocks” stamped on the front.
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Did Andrew Mitchell have a rubber stamp?