Mr Cummings made an announcement on his website yesterday that the Government was in the process of hiring project managers, data scientists and policy experts but added that despite his post mentioning the buzzword "diversity" several times over, he is in fact referring to "genuine cognitive diversity".
www.express.co.uk Mr Cummings made an announcement on his website yesterday that the Government was in the process of hiring project managers, data scientists and policy experts but added that despite his post mentioning the buzzword “diversity” several times over, he is in fact referring to “genuine cognitive diversity”. He said: “People in SW1 talk a lot about ‘diversity’ but they rarely mean ‘true cognitive diversity’. They are usually babbling about ‘gender identity diversity blah blah’. What SW1 needs is not more drivel about ‘identity’ and ‘diversity’ from Oxbridge humanities graduates but more genuine cognitive diversity.
“We need some true wild cards, artists, people who never went to university and fought their way out of an appalling hell hole, weirdos from William Gibson novels like that girl hired by Bigend as a brand ‘diviner’ who feels sick at the sight of Tommy Hilfiger or that Chinese-Cuban free runner from a crime family hired by the KGB. “If you want to figure out what characters around Putin might do, or how international criminal gangs might exploit holes in our border security, you don’t want more Oxbridge English graduates who chat about Lacan at dinner parties with TV producers and spread fake news about fake news. “By definition I don’t really know what I’m looking for but I want people around No10 to be on the lookout for such people. “We need to figure out how to use such people better without asking them to conform to the horrors of ‘Human Resources’ (which also obviously need a bonfire).”
He urged applicants to send their CVs to an email address called email@example.com. He added: “I’ll have to spend time helping you so don’t apply unless you can commit to at least 2 years. “I’ll bin you within weeks if you don’t fit — don’t complain later because I made it clear now.” The post could be seen as a snub to gender politics and politically correct thinking that has surged in recent years in favour for those from working class backgrounds or “misfits”.
Mr Cummings has spoken often about his feelings on class and status in the hope to break down barriers between the north and south – as well as the hated “London bubble”. At Christmas he warned of a ‘Valentine’s Massacre’ for the civil service, sparking fear among ministers. According to The Sunday Times Mr Cummings is considering a plan that would cut the number of Cabinet Ministers from 33 to 20. Speaking to the paper one source said: “We’ve been left in no doubt that it will be radical.”
There are also claims Mr Cummings is plotting wider civil service reform, which could see several Government departments merged or disbanded. One official told The Sunday Times: “Everyone either talks of eating or being eaten. “You definitely want to be the eater and not the eatee.” Mr Cummings is a longstanding critic of the civil service machine and was famously played by arch-Remainer Benedict Cumberbatch in the TV drama ‘Brexit: The Uncivil War.”Read More