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PREMIUM OPINION: ​Organisational and ministerial changes bode ill for MoD

1st July 2020 - 11:00 GMT | by The Clarence in London

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The Whitehall machine is undergoing yet another session of tinkering in an effort to make it more efficient and coherent: at least, that is the impression that the UK government would like to convey following its decision to merge the Department for International Development (DfID) into the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO).

This move, long rumoured in the press and something that was known to have been a key priority for many backbench Conservative MPs, will be seen as an attempt to stymie the worst excesses of spending on aid and instead try to link ...

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