Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been sacked – the 17 best reactions
The former Defence Secretary – as of Wednesday – Gavin Williamson was sacked by Theresa may after an investigation into a security breach over a potential Huawei deal, for which he has denied culpability. It’s a shock sacking, as Williamson had been mostly very supportive of the Prime Minister, which makes him a very rare bird indeed. This is how the news broke.
Gavin Williamson has been sacked
— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) May 1, 2019
Gavin Williamson has wrecked his own career – he will go down in history as the Defence Secretary sacked over a breach of confidence and national security. It’s huge
— Krishnan Guru-Murthy (@krishgm) May 1, 2019
As is the usual practice, Theresa May wrote a letter to the sacked minister, using very harsh language about the reason for the decision.
— Robert Peston (@Peston) May 1, 2019
Twitter had one or two thoughts on the matter.
Imagine being so bad you get sacked from a Cabinet Chris Grayling is still in.
— Benjamin Butterworth (@benjaminbutter) May 1, 2019
BREAKING: Gavin Williamson to shut up and go away.
— James O'Brien (@mrjamesob) May 1, 2019
Did the PM tell Gavin Williamson 'it's my way or the Huawei?'
— Claire Cohen (@clairecohen) May 1, 2019
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) May 1, 2019
This is not the first time Gavin Williamson has leaked stuff, I can think of at least another time he did…it ended with him becoming defence secretary, so I guess this is karma. He's like a really crap Little Finger. If you've got something to say Gav say it out loud.
— Jess Phillips (@jessphillips) May 1, 2019
Gavin Williamson. Transforming the phrase 'leaking intelligence' into a valid description of character.
— Stephen McGann (@StephenMcGann) May 1, 2019
BREAKING: Several bookmakers file for bankruptcy as Chris Grayling outlasts Gavin Williamson.
— Have I Got News For You (@haveigotnews) May 1, 2019
As Gavin Williamson has been fired, let us remember all the good things he did in office: Specifically that time he looked like he had some flags on his head. pic.twitter.com/7T3ab2BlZs
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) May 1, 2019