"I think it was a song that was meant to be written... it speaks truth to power."
Public servants continued to carry out their duties in a professional and impartial manner notwithstanding that some of them exercised their new political rights outside of the workplace. It seems that the political masters are always eager to muzzle and politically silence the public service. Notwithstanding the pronouncement of the Supreme Court in the Osborne case, the current Conservative government took it upon themselves to create and implement the Values and Ethics Code in 2012.
An ethics expert says public servants have a responsibility to "speak truth to power."
“If the government or the senior public service wished to silence his voice or the other voices ... then their strategy has backfired."