He a senior civil servant, and he just does his job. Muddying the waters with weasel words like "the establishment" clarifies nothing. He may be responsible for the implementation of the increase in the retirement age, but at the end fo the say, these decisions are made by politicians.
Are you wondering why there’s been no investigation into Boris Johnson attempting to give his mistress a Govt role?
That’s because the investigation cannot be launched without the say so of one person
And that person is -
I see Charlie boy accepted £1.7 million off a Tory to save his theme park, then made him a Lord. More sleaze after a gift of £1 million for allegedly his charity. Our next King, what a pair of leaders him and Boris.