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Mark Sedwill: British civil servant
Sir Mark Philip Sedwill is a British diplomat, public policy analyst and senior civil servant who has served as Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service since 2018 until 2020. He has also served as National Security Adviser since 2017. He was previously the United Kingdom's Ambassador to Afghanistan from 2009 to 2010 and the NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan in 2010. He was the Permanent Secretary at the Home Office from February 2013 to April 2017. The UK government announced on 28 June 2020 that he is ‘stepping down’ from the posts at the end of September.

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Theresa May interrogates Michael Gove over new national security adviser appointment [Video]

Theresa May interrogates Michael Gove over new national security adviser appointment

Former prime minister Theresa May clashes with Michael Gove in the House of Commons, over the decision for the next national security adviser (NSA) to be a political appointee, rather than a civil..

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PM praises Sir Mark Sedwill after cabinet ousting [Video]

PM praises Sir Mark Sedwill after cabinet ousting

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has praised Sir Mark Sedwill for his work as a civil servant after he stepped down from the role of Cabinet Secretary and National Security Adviser. Asked if his..

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Dominic Cummings leaves home after cabinet shake-up [Video]

Dominic Cummings leaves home after cabinet shake-up

Political adviser Dominic Cummings has left his London home today, accompanied by fellow Downing Street staffer Cleo Watson, following a cabinet shake-up that saw Sir Mark Sedwill step down as Cabinet..

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Sir Mark Sedwill to step down as UK's top civil servant [Video]

Sir Mark Sedwill to step down as UK's top civil servant

Sir Mark Sedwill has announced he will stand down from his role as Cabinet Secretary, National Security Adviser and head of the Civil Service in September.Boris Johnson has appointed his Europe adviser..

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Alarm over Boris Johnson's decision to appoint top Brexit aide as national security adviser while EU talks ongoing

Surprise appointment follows departure of UK's top civil servant Sir Mark Sedwill
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Boris Johnson news - live: PM's New Deal plan called 'hopelessly inadequate' ahead of launch as diplomatic figures condemn Mark Sedwill's departure

Follow the latest updates from parliament
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'Appalling and unnecessary': Top military and diplomatic figures condemn Mark Sedwill's departure

While experts agree the posts of cabinet secretary and national security advisor were too much for one person to handle, the nature of Sedwill's exit has prompted accusations the government is..
Independent - Published

Mark Sedwill: Cabinet secretary and top civil servant to step down in September

The most senior civil servant in Boris Johnson's government, Sir Mark Sedwill, is to stand down as cabinet secretary and national security adviser in September, Downing Street has announced.
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Cabinet secretary rebukes civil servants and ministers for 'briefings and leaks' after Priti Patel allegations

Mark Sedwill says 'good government' depends on politicians, aides and officials operating with 'confidentiality and courtesy'
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Theresa May says civil service leaks about Jeremy Corbyn's health are 'unacceptable'

theresa may says civil service leaks about jeremy corbyn's health are 'unacceptable'
Theresa May has condemned “unacceptable” comments over Jeremy Corbyn's health after reports emerged that government officials had claimed he was “too frail” to be prime minister. Downing Street..
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UK government in 'pretty good shape' for no-deal Brexit: top official

Britain's government is in "pretty good shape" if it needs to leave the European Union without a transition deal on Oct. 31, Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill, the country's top civil servant, said on..
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