Isabel Hardman Isabel Hardman

Why is Labour calling on Gavin Williamson to resign?

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Why has Labour chosen today to call for Gavin Williamson to resign as Education Secretary? This morning, shadow education secretary Kate Green released a statement saying ‘it is time for Gavin Williamson to go’, arguing that his ‘record throughout this pandemic has been shambolic’ and ‘he has bounced from one crisis to another without learning from his mistakes or listening to the parents, pupils and hard-working education staff who have been left to deal with the fallout’.

It is unlikely that he will stay in the job when Boris Johnson carries out his next reshuffle

It’s true that Williamson has had probably...

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