Why the Government doesn’t understand the role of the GIS
On 8 August, I told you that a Government communications crisis was
in the making. It has now arrived with the firing of the fifth head of a
departmental information division. Steve Reardon (Social Security) has,
it is said, lost the confidence of his Cabinet Minister, Harriet Harman.
Mr Reardon, who joined my press office at the Department of Employment
in 1972, should take that as a compliment.