Boris Johnson’s aides have been told to send the Prime Minister shorter ‘easy read’ memos otherwise he won’t read them.
Civil servants have been ordered to cut the number of documents put into the prime minister’s red box and limit them to just two sides of A4, the Times has reported.
Members of the Downing Street policy unit were told to provide “weekend reading” for the prime minister on key aspects of policy.
But a source said: “They’ve been told it should be an easy read: no more than four pages, or he’s never going to read it. Two pages is preferable.”
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Another said Dominic Cummings is driving the changes.
“Box submissions have to be brief if he is going to read it. If they’re overly long or overly complex, Dom sends them back with savage comments”, they said.
The pair were also accused of running “government by ADHD” — attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Elsewhere, MI5 chiefs have been reportedly reducing the amount of intelligence they pass to Priti Patel because they do not have “have confidence in her abilities”.
According to reports the Home Secretary is “extremely difficult to deal with” because she does not “grasp the subtleties of intelligence”.
Security service personnel apparently regularly ‘roll their eyes’ following interventions made by Ms Patel during high level meetings.