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Jonathan Baume/Civil Servants

Asked what the feelings were about Jonathan Baume’s comments about the alleged competing and conflicting agendas between the Treasury and No10, the PMOS replied if people had been at Cabinet earlier, they would have seen a Cabinet that was united in the sentiments expressed by the Chancellor about the ambition of the Government in terms of the long term economy.

Asked repeatedly if there was concern about Jonathan Baume’s comments that there were battles at the heart of Government that involved civil servants which could potentially lead to confusion, the PMOS replied that Jonathan Baume was entitled to his view, but as he was not at Cabinet, we were also entitled to get on with the job at hand.

Asked again if civil servants were therefore "making the story up" the PMOS explained that it was the job of Government to do the job of Government. He said he was not getting into a debate about the comments, but he would comment on the spirit at Cabinet earlier. He concluded by saying he would rather focus on the substance of Government, rather than a soap opera.

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