Gavin Williamson

‘If Boris Johnson cared about schools, he’d already have sacked Gavin Williamson’
Gavin Williamson arrives at 10 Downing Street.
Instant Opinion

‘If Boris Johnson cared about schools, he’d already have sacked Gavin Williamson’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
6 Jan 2021
A timeline of the U-turn on school closures
Gavin Williamson arrives at 10 Downing Street.
Behind the scenes

A timeline of the U-turn on school closures

Boris Johnson rules out return to classrooms just 24 hours after insisting reopening was safe
5 Jan 2021
Instant Opinion: who is ‘the best PM we never had’?
Jeremy Corbyn
In Depth

Instant Opinion: who is ‘the best PM we never had’?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 2 September
2 Sep 2020
Has lost school time set the timer on a second exam scandal?
GCSE results
In Depth

Has lost school time set the timer on a second exam scandal?

Education secretary mulling 2021 exams delay amid warnings that pandemic has boosted inequality
1 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: there is ‘only one solution’ for the BBC
BBC
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Instant Opinion: there is ‘only one solution’ for the BBC

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 1 September
1 Sep 2020
The exam results ‘most often inflated’ by teacher’s grades
A-level results
In Brief

The exam results ‘most often inflated’ by teacher’s grades

History and biology results among the hardest hit subjects
21 Aug 2020
Firm with links to Gove and Cummings handed A-level contract
Michael Gove
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Firm with links to Gove and Cummings handed A-level contract

Public First given exam grading communications role without competitive tender
20 Aug 2020

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Do British universities offer value for money?
University
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Do British universities offer value for money?

New analysis compares earnings of graduates in UK and other countries as A-level grades chaos prompts admissions overload
19 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: young people know ‘hard work doesn’t pay’
A-level results
In Depth

Instant Opinion: young people know ‘hard work doesn’t pay’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 19 August
19 Aug 2020
Williamson warned against ‘deflecting’ blame for exam chaos
Gavin Williamson
In Brief

Williamson warned against ‘deflecting’ blame for exam chaos

Education secretary insists he will not resign amid reports that senior officials are facing sack
19 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘English education rewards the rich’
Eton
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘English education rewards the rich’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 18 August
18 Aug 2020
Behind the algorithm that triggered A-level mayhem
School strike
In Depth

Behind the algorithm that triggered A-level mayhem

‘Seeds of the policy disaster’ sown in letter sent by Gavin Williamson as lockdown was announced in March
18 Aug 2020
Debate: should Williamson be expelled over exams chaos?
Gavin Williamson
In Brief

Debate: should Williamson be expelled over exams chaos?

Tory MPs split over the education secretary’s future as PM offers his support
18 Aug 2020
What can Johnson do to end the A-level ‘results crisis’?
universities
In Depth

What can Johnson do to end the A-level ‘results crisis’?

Teachers and pupils appeal for clarity over appeals process as universities say they cannot hold places
17 Aug 2020
The Official Secrets Act explained
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In Depth

The Official Secrets Act explained

When revealing state secrets becomes a criminal offence
3 May 2019
Today’s front pages: Williamson sacking and France protests
Today's newspaper front pages
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Today’s front pages: Williamson sacking and France protests

A round-up of the newspaper headlines on 2 May
2 May 2019
Reaction: Gavin Williamson sacked by ‘kangaroo court’
Britain's new Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson.
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Reaction: Gavin Williamson sacked by ‘kangaroo court’

Former defence secretary protests his innocence - but sympathy in short supply for 'back-stabber'
2 May 2019
Will Brexit make the British Army stronger?
British Army
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Will Brexit make the British Army stronger?

Defence secretary says UK must be prepared to use ‘hard power’ as he makes pitch for ‘bolder’ armed forces
12 Feb 2019
Robots and ‘enhanced’ humans to fight future wars
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In Brief

Robots and ‘enhanced’ humans to fight future wars

Defence secretary warns of growing threat to UK posed by new technology
16 Oct 2018
Isis has ‘direct links’ to UK terror cells
Britain's new Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson.
In Brief

Isis has ‘direct links’ to UK terror cells

Defence secretary warns of growing threat of further Manchester-style attacks
3 Sep 2018
Are the Tories suffering from summer madness?
Liz Truss
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Are the Tories suffering from summer madness?

Cabinet descends into open warfare as ministers publicly attack each other
27 Jun 2018
Gavin Williamson blackmails Theresa May with £20bn threat
Theresa May meets troops of 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment in Salisbury in 2016
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Gavin Williamson blackmails Theresa May with £20bn threat

Defence secretary says he made PM - and he ‘can break her’
25 Jun 2018
‘Tortoise’ Theresa May facing no-confidence vote, MPs warn
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‘Tortoise’ Theresa May facing no-confidence vote, MPs warn

After Hammond gaffe, both sides of Brexit debate are furious with PM
29 Jan 2018
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