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General Secretary Dave Penman has defended the Permanent Secretary to the Scottish government against what he describes as a “media campaign, egged on by rent-a-quote politicians, which is aimed at hounding Ms Evans out of her role”.

13 January 2021

The FDA General Secretary has condemned the government for throwing civil service leaders “under a bus without a moment’s hesitation”, following the announcement that Jonathan Slater would be standing down as DfE Permanent Secretary.

27 August 2020

Following the announcement of Sir Mark Sedwill’s departure, FDA General Secretary Dave Penman has labelled the repeated anonymous briefings against the Cabinet Secretary as a “self-defeating and corrosive tactic”.

30 June 2020

The FDA has too often been a lone voice defending civil servants and the start to 2020 is proving no different. General Secretary Dave Penman explains why he will never stop speaking out on behalf of members, and why all public servants deserve to be treated with respect.

18 February 2020 | By Dave Penman

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

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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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

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

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

The FDA General Secretary rebuffs political attacks on civil servants.

13 February 2019
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