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“Nobody there” at the US Treasury

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By Paul Hodges on 11-Mar-2009
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The UK’s most senior civil servant, Sir Gus O’Donnell said yesterday that the UK government was struggling to organise next month’s G-20 meeting because of the “absolute madness” of the US system, whereby “a new administration had to hire new officials from scratch, leaving a decision-making vacuum”.

O’Donnell added that “there is nobody there. You cannot believe how difficult it is”.