fda The Union of Choice for Senior Managers and Professionals in Public Service

Media update: 11 February 2013

FDA mentions

10 February

FDA national officer Jim Caldwell was interviewed on the Sunday Politics Scotland programme, discussing conflicts between the Scottish and UK central Governments and the upcoming Scottish independence vote.

Responding to comments from First Minister Alex Salmond that other countries have taken just 15 months to complete the independence process, Caldwell said "We really don't see how that is going to be done in that period.

"We may be wrong, it may be that... Westminster says yes to everything, or Holyrood concedes everything. We wait to see, but we believe it's going to be more difficult than perhaps is currently perceived." 

The programme was shown twice on Sunday, on BBC One Scotland and the BBC Parliament channel.

Watch the full interview:
(44 minutes into the programme) 

General interest

8 February

Maude steps into debate on civil service
The Financial Times

7 February

Francis Maude: No, Sir Humphrey (interview with Francis Maude)
The House magazine

Has Whitehall overestimated its own cost-cutting?

FDA, Elizabeth House, 39 York Road, London, SE1 7NQTwitter