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Men of Secrets V, Eagle Eye

Men of Secrets V

We come now to the interview with Lord O’Donnell in the series of interviews with Cabinet Secretaries past and present on the website put together by the Mile End Group for 10 Downing Street.

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 8 February 2014 at 10:06 pm

Men of Secrets VI, Eagle Eye

Men of Secrets VI

Sir Jeremy Heywood’s interview with Anthony Seldon, recorded in March last year, but only recently released is a first for a number of reasons

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 31 January 2014 at 10:04 am

Men of Secrets IV, Eagle Eye

Men of Secrets IV

Two more interviews with former Cabinet Secretaries have been added to the Number 10 website created by the Mile End Group. As with the previous three, that with Andrew Turnbull, Cabinet Secretary 2002-05 (pictured), is full of interest. I shall come to Gus O’Donnell later.
Too Late for Iraq
Turnbull started as Cabinet Secretary two weeks [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 5 September 2013 at 5:08 pm

Men of Secrets III, Eagle Eye

Men of Secrets III

The latest addition to the Cabinet Secretaries website is an interview with Richard Wilson, Lord Wilson, who was Cabinet Secretary from 1998 to 2002. The site was built for 10 Downing Street by the Mile End Group at Queen Mary, University of London, and has already posted interviews with Lords Armstrong and Butler, Wilson’s predecessors.
Anthony [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 7 June 2013 at 1:52 pm

“The Continuity of the State”, Eagle Eye

“The Continuity of the State”

One more excerpt is worth noting from the interviews with former cabinet secretaries that have been posted on the new 10 Downing Street/Mile End Group website.
Lord Armstrong, Cabinet Secretary 1979-87 (pictured, centre, in No 10 for the launch of the website), talked about how his first reaction to the news of the 1984 Brighton bomb, [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 24 May 2013 at 8:30 pm

Men of Secrets II, Eagle Eye

Men of Secrets II

The video and transcript of the full interview with Robin Butler, Cabinet Secretary 1988-98, in the 10 Downing Street history series is now on the Mile End Group cabinet secretaries website.
Interviewed by Anthony Seldon, Lord Butler reflects on the difference between the Margaret Thatcher he had known as her principal private secretary in the middle phase [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 24 May 2013 at 10:51 am

Men of Secrets, Eagle Eye

Men of Secrets

All living cabinet secretaries, including the present one, Sir Jeremy Heywood, have been interviewed for the History section of the 10 Downing Street website, a joint project of No 10 and the Mile End Group.
Highlights videos of two interviews, with Robert Armstrong and Robin Butler, have gone up on the Downing Street website, and the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 24 May 2013 at 7:06 am

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