I am so sorry to hear the news about Jeremy. He was a quite outstanding public servant and someone I came to have enormous respect for both as a professional and as a person. He worked with more prime ministers and at a more senior level than any civil servant in recent memory and served us all with integrity, distinction and infinite commitment. He was dedicated, smart and with a rare small ‘p’ political skill that made him such a formidable Whitehall operator. The British civil service and all of us who worked with him will miss him deeply. My thoughts and prayers go out to Suzanne and all his family.