Matthew Rycroft

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(civil servant, diplomat, spook?)
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BornMatthew John Rycroft
16 June 1968
Southampton, United Kingdom
Alma materMerton College (Oxford)
Member ofBlavatnik School of Government/Staff and Advisory Council

Matthew Rycroft is now the most senior civil servant at the Home Office.

He wrote the infamous Document:Downing Street Memo


Documents by Matthew Rycroft

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:Downing Street MemomemoJuly 2002Iraq War 2003The now infamous memo about the 2003 Invasion of Iraq
Document:Downing Street Minutes 23 July 2002memo23 July 2002Downing Street memoThe text of a memo written by Matthew Rycroft, a Downing Street foreign policy aide in July 2002 and addressed to David Manning, then foreign policy advisor to Tony Blair who appointed him Ambassador to the US in 2003. Published on 1 May 2005
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