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Why is Boris cutting the civil service?

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The government wants to cut the civil service by over 90,000 people to 2016 levels. Part of the plan is to suspend the Fast Stream recruitment scheme, which hires high-achieving graduates out of university. Why is the government so set on the cut, and is this really the best way to do it? Cindy Yu speaks to Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth.

James Forsyth: ‘If these graduates go and work in the private sector instead, frankly the civil service won’t be able to afford them in three, five or seven years time.’

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