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Gavin Williamson

Education secretary Gavin Williamson - Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Gavin Williamson

No 10 accused of ‘growing catalogue of cronyism’ after appointment of Gavin Williamson’s friend James Wharton

Labour’s shadow education minister has called on Tory peer James Wharton to resign his party’s whip after being appointed chair of the universities watchdog. Kate Green said Wharton’s appointment to the Office for Students (OfS) was the latest in a “growing catalogue of cronyism” committed by the government. The Tory peer was confirmed as chair on Tuesday afternoon, despite the Commons […]
Education secretary Gavin Williamson on LBC radio - Credit: Twitter

Gavin Williamson

Gavin Williamson roundly mocked following comment about UK being ‘much better country’ than others

Gavin Williamson has become the centre of an ongoing joke after he claimed Britain swiftly approved a Covid-19 vaccine because it was a “much better country” than others. The education secretary told LBC radio that Britain had “much better” medical regulators than France, Belgium, and the US, who helped rapidly approve a coronavirus vaccine. Commenting UK regulators approving […]