Moaning Whitehall workers branded 'snowflakes' over online complaints

Moaning Whitehall workers are branded ‘snowflakes’ over a series of online complaints – including one ‘snivel’ servant who said commuting to work made them ‘homesick’

  • Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab was forced out over bullying claims

Moaning civil servants were criticised as snowflakes last night after a series of online whinges came to light – including one from a senior official who said commuting to work made them ‘homesick’.

The claim – and other posts written anonymously online – led a senior Tory to describe moaning officials as the ‘Snivel Service’.

It comes after former Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab was forced out over bullying claims.

One official, who claimed to have been a ‘head of service’, said travelling to London once a week for a meeting was ‘incredibly stressful’, writing on the UK Civil Service group page on the Reddit social media site: ‘Our deputy director is mandating that the team travels weekly into London for team meetings. This is causing me a great deal of stress and panic attacks.’

Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab was forced out over bullying claims

Dominic Raab, seen leaving his home in Esher, Surrey,  resigned as justice secretary and deputy prime minister with a furious public broadside at mandarins who could not handle ‘the pace, standards and challenge that I brought’

READ MORE: ‘Snowflake central’: Dominic Raab’s camp condemns report that ruled he had bullied and ‘intimidated’ civil servants who complained he interrupted them in meetings – as he is forced to quit government with blast at bureaucrats who ‘can’t hack it’

The ‘Grade 7’ official in a ‘strategic role’ disliked staying overnight because they ‘got terribly homesick’. 

An official at the Insolvency Service called Ministers ‘scum’, adding: ‘I can’t put into words the immense hatred I have for them. I want to see this Government obliterated, just utterly destroyed.’

There has been a backlash against the so-called ‘Blob’ – Whitehall officials critical of the Government – in the wake of Mr Raab’s exit and accusations that Health Secretary Steve Barclay bullied staff.

An ‘executive officer on the Counter Fraud, Compliance and Debt team in the Department for Work and Pensions’ claimed in the Reddit ‘snowflake dossier’ that a request by his boss for him to be available online on Microsoft Teams conferencing software could be bullying.

Officials also discussed plans for days when they were on strike. 

One wanted a lie-in followed by a ‘haircut and mooch about the shops’.

The senior Tory said some Ministers were up against the ‘Snivel Service’, adding: ‘The idea that being asked to come into work could count as bullying will be laughable to the people who do exactly that every day and pay the salaries of these snowflakes.’

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