About This Source - BBC News
The video item below is a piece of English language content from BBC News. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster funded by the UK Government, and British license fee payers. Its headquarters are at Broadcasting House in Westminster, London. More from BBC News
The UK’s top civil servant, Sir Mark Sedwill, who advises Boris Johnson on national security matters, is stepping down.
He is leaving in September, in what’s said to be a big shake-up of the Civil Service.
There have been reports of tensions between Sir Mark and the Prime Minister’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings, about the handling of the coronavirus pandemic and plans to reform Whitehall.
The announcement comes ahead of a speech by the Prime Minister on Tuesday, where he’s expected to set out how the government hopes to rebuild the UK economy after the coronavirus lockdown.
Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Political Correspondent Jessica Parker.
Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog
In This Story: Dominic Cummings
Dominic Mckenzie Cummings is a British political strategist who has served as senior adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson since July 2019. Before this he was head of the Vote Leave campaign for the 2016 Referendum on the UK’s EU Membership, commonly known as the Brexit referendum.
During the 2020 novel coronavirus pandemic, Cummings became mired in controversy after driving from London to County Durham with suspected Covid-19, while the nation was locked down, before making another trip to Barnard Castle on the Easter weekend. He was forced to explain in a press conference in May.
Recent: Dominic Cummings
In This: Boris Johnson
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician, writer, and former journalist, who has served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. He was Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016.