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In his latest Civil Service World column, FDA General Secretary Dave Penman looks at how the recent series of momentous political events has impacted the civil service.

08 October 2019
News

The former Programme Director for the Institute for Government's offers her contribution to the Smith Institute's civil service impartiality report.

07 October 2019 | By Jill Rutter
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Speaking at a Liberal Democrat Party conference panel event, Penman and two Lib Dem peers explained the need for an impartial civil service.

17 September 2019
News

FDA General Secretary Dave Penman has called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to confirm no civil servant will be asked to “breach their obligation under the civil service code”.

12 September 2019
News

The First Minister of Scotland's essay for the Smith Institute's report on impartiality.

09 September 2019 | By Nicola Sturgeon
Analysis/comment

The former Deputy Prime Minister adds his contribution to the Smith Institute's impartiality report.

27 August 2019 | By Lord Heseltine
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FDA General Secretary Dave Penman warned the Prime Minister not jeopardise civil service impartiality following the revelation of a Cabinet Office document instructing government communications staff to report "unhelpful" Brexit narratives.

16 August 2019
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The General Secretaries of the FDA and Prospect have written to party leaders, asking them to pledge their support for civil service values.

23 July 2019
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The General Secretaries of the FDA and Prospect are to send a joint letter to the leaders of the UK's main political parties calling on them to defend civil servants' "impartiality and integrity".

22 July 2019
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General Secretary Dave Penman tells BBC Newsnight's Mark Urban what Sir Kim Darroch's resignation means for the civil service.

10 July 2019
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“Sir Kim Darroch has been placed in an impossible situation, firstly by the leaking of confidential communiques and then by the failure of Boris Johnson and his supporters to provide unequivocal support," stated General Secretary Dave Penman.

10 July 2019
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The FDA-commissioned report features essays from individuals across the political spectrum.

10 July 2019
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As well as being quoted on the cover of the Times and writing an opinion piece for Red Box this week, General Secretary Dave Penman has also appeared on Talk Radio defending civil servants.

05 July 2019
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FDA members at this year’s Annual Delegate Conference (ADC) sent a clear message to those who seek to undermine the civil service for their own political agenda: stop attacking civil servants.

10 May 2019
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FDA General Secretary Dave Penman has written to the leaders of political parties to ask them to end the "relentless attacks on the impartiality and integrity of the civil service."

09 May 2019
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Gavin Williamson's remarks that he was sacked as Defence Secretary because of a "vendetta" of Sir Mark Sedwill were roundly rebuked by FDA General Secretary Dave Penman.

02 May 2019
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"I hope this letter marks a change of approach from the Prime Minister and that the civil servants she has heaped praise on today can rely on her to defend them in the future," says General Secretary Dave Penman.

15 April 2019
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General Secretary Dave Penman praised Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill's defence of civil servants, and stated that Theresa May should follow suit.

02 April 2019
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The FDA General Secretary describes an independent civil service as "vital for the health of democracy" in his column for New Statesman's The Staggers blog.

13 February 2019 | By Dave Penman
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The FDA General Secretary rebuffs political attacks on civil servants.

13 February 2019
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