29 Jun 2020

Johnson says top civil servant Sedwill ‘wanted to move on’

Political Editor

Boris Johnson has promised a new tranche of cash to rebuild and refurbish schools – part of an infrastructure spending blitz that he declared would pull the country out of the “nightmare” of coronavirus.

The Prime Minister also dismissed criticism surrounding the decision of the UK’s top civil servant to step down – insisting Sir Mark Sedwill had “wanted to move on”.

Labour said the Government should be concentrating on the crisis facing the country rather than moving around top officials.