Officials must be free to challenge ‘group think’, says UK civil service chief

The Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war has emphasized the importance of civil servants feeling free to “speak truth unto power”, the head of the UK civil service has told a parliamentary committee. Sir Jeremy Heywood, appointed cabinet secretary in 2012, was fielding questions from members of the Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee … Continue reading Officials must be free to challenge ‘group think’, says UK civil service chief