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UK government seeks weirdos and misfits to bolster civil service

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The U.K. government is looking to hire “weirdos,” “misfits” and scientists to revitalize the civil service, according to the prime ministers chief adviser Dominic Cummings.

“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,” Cummings said in a blog post Thursday. “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 dont want more Oxbridge English graduates who chat about Lacan at dinner parties with TV producers and spread fake news about fake news.”

He said No. 10 is specifically looking to hire data scientists, economists, policy experts, project managers, communication experts, and junior researchers, one of whom would become his personal assistant. This assistant, he said, “will not have weekday date nights, you will sacrifice many weekends — frankly it will hard having a boy/girlfriend at all. It will be exhausting but interesting and if you cut it you will be involved in things at the age of ~21 that most people never see.”

Cummings post comes as he seeks to shake up the way government works and ensure the United Kingdom thrives once the country leaves the EU at the end of the month.

Cummings, the architect of the Vote Leave campaign in 2016 and one of the Read More – Source