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Fred Wrigley

Fred Wrigley is a civil servant. He writes under a pseudonym.

The Treasury Needs a Reckoning

As a state bureaucracy, the Treasury is too controlling, conservative and elitist. Liz Truss’s attacks on it won’t make it work for ordinary people – but she’s right that change is needed, writes an anonymous civil servant.

Nudging to Nowhere

The government’s disastrous herd immunity strategy owed much to its fabled ‘nudge unit’ – a relic from an ideological past, when policymakers believed that small changes would solve big problems.