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Monday 01 July 2019

Penman: Hunt's holiday cancellation threat "ludicrous"

Responding to Jeremy Hunt's threat to cancel civil service holidays over no-deal preparations, FDA General Secretary said: "the idea that you’d cancel the annual leave of 400,000 civil servants in August - 95% of whom are not involved in Brexit preparations - having given permanent secretaries a couple of weeks’ notice of this artificial deadline is simply ludicrous.

"Once again we’re seeing the blame for Brexit and all its consequences shifted on to the civil service," he continued. "Not only have individuals been demonised, but now, like a class of school kids, the headteacher is going to punish them if his new arbitrary demands are not immediately met."

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