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Sir Gus O'Donnell needs to wipe his chin clean.

Sir Gus O'Donnell decided to risk annoying St Gordon of snot gobbling, by engaging in some classic whitewash requests from his paymasters.
The Conservatives formally protested tonight as Gordon Brown escaped an inquiry into the No 10 dirty tricks scandal.

Cabinet Secretary Sir Gus O'Donnell accepted assurances given to him by Labour politicians that no minister or adviser was involved in “Smeargate” except former aide Damian McBride, who resigned on Saturday.

But the handling of the decision was greeted with dismay by senior Conservatives who asked why Sir Gus, the head of the civil service, did not investigate the facts for himself.

Francis Maude, the shadow cabinet office minister, was writing to Sir Gus this afternoon to complain that his actions had not gone far enough. One Tory said: “There does seem to be a reluctance within No 10 to have a proper examination of what happened.”

Sir Gus is responsible for upholding Whitehall's values and the codes of conduct applicable to ministers and their advisers.

He is an impartial chap and he spoke at length with Gordon over this matter, as soon as he got off his knees and wiped his chin clean he decided that there was nothing to be seen.

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subrosa said...

Isn't there a word whitewash in the dictionary?

Fidothedog said...

Probably changed to non-descriptive without any racial overtones wash.

Anonymous said...

Was watching a programme on the UK TV freeview channel Yesterday about the Sixties which was far from flattering.

It said that is the period of Labour's term in office in the Sixties by juggling the figures in order to lowering the standards in order to show a higher performance in stastics.

Says it all about today Labour Government.