Sebastian Payne (@SebastianEPayne)

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@FinancialTimes Whitehall correspondent and columnist. Presenter of Payne’s Politics podcast. Instagram also @sebastianepayne. Views not always pink.

London via Gateshead

2010-07-03 19:41:54

Thanks to  @Sebastian Payne for the podcast debut. If I sound distracted at points its because my neighbour strolled by naked as I was attempting to unpick the biggest planning changes in a generation...

🎙 This weekend’s episode of Payne’s Politics:  @George Parker and  @Sarah Neville on the month to save test, track and trace before schools reopen  @robert shrimsley and  @George Hammond on planning reforms and whether we’ll see new Bournvilles or ugly eyesores

🎙 How can the British economy be repaired after coronavirus? In the latest Payne’s Politics interview special, I speak to  @Sajid Javid about why he thinks taxes should remain low, the need to control the deficit and how to tackle the skills gap:

💥 NEW: Chris Wormald, top official at the Department of Health, is the frontrunner to be the next head of the civil service. Shortlist also includes DIT’s Antonia Romeo and Treasury’s Charles Roxburgh Latest with  @Peter Foster  @Sarah Neville  @Laura Hughes

Still my favourite thing about Iain Duncan Smith is who he has inspired

Still my favourite thing about Iain Duncan Smith is who he has inspired

NEW: accuser against ex-Tory minister is “devasted” MP hasn’t lost the whip: “Neither the chief whip or anyone from the party have contacted me at all. They seem to care more about protecting the MP and the party than protecting victims and other women”

NEW:  @Philip Barton will head up the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. Currently our man in Delhi, he’ll take over the merged FCO and DFID in September. Barton notably has years of experience in Commonwealth nations, but none in Europe - break with FCO tradition

"In the middle of this stands John Hume, alone on the streets, fighting for decent values and the importance of preserving human life. It is an image which should never be forgotten" - Lord Bew pays tribute to John Hume

ICMYI: last night's Westminster Hour on the busy political week ahead with  @Ellie Price  @Bim Afolami MP  @Alex Davies-Jones MP/AS  @Iain Dale and yours truly

Evening folks, I’ll be on Westminster Hour tonight on  @BBC Radio 4 with  @Ellie Price  @Bim Afolami MP  @Alex Davies-Jones MP/AS  @Iain Dale. Join us at 10pm for the latest on local lockdowns, school rows, furlough ending, the ex-Tory minister accusations, future of Scottish Tories and more 📻

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