Gavin Williamson's sacking

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JLR2

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Gavin Williamson's sacking

  • on: 02 May 2019 06:22AM
My email to BBC's Breakfast this morning,
 
"With regard to Gavin Williamson’s sacking I would like to suggest that consideration might be given to the possibility that rather than Mr Williamson leaking any information it just could have been Mrs May who has deliberately put the information leaked into the public domain. Mrs May is in need of a serious distraction from her Brexit woes and given she is unable to have the likes of another “Falklands war” she has put what, so far as I am aware, information of the meeting with the security council which does not actually breach the ‘Official Secrets Act’.
 
Mrs May is desperate to look tough and has, in my opinion, sought to remove Williamson as he is the least likely to have the experience or support from within the Conservative Party to fight in comparison to the other senior cabinet ministers present at the meeting.
 
My email is but a suggestion and yes I may be being a bit daft in my thinking but suppose I was right?"

Am I being daft or might I be, as far fetched as it may seem, right?  One of the things that has struck me about this sacking is the haste of May to say everything is settled and the issue closed. As has been said regarding this particular sacking by known figures in the media where civil servants have been accused of breaking the Official Secrets Act they have been investigated by the Police and faced prison so if as May is telling the country by way of her sacking of Williamson that he is the person responsible for the leaking of information from the NSC meeting and therefore stands accused of breaking the Official Secrets Act why has she not brought the Police into matters rather than simply telling us more or less 'move along nothing to see here everything sorted'?
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Re: Gavin Williamson's sacking

  • on: 02 May 2019 09:10AM
Come to think of it, May is a fairly spiteful woman according to some folk and earlier this morning, I think it was during the former head of the Army interview on BBC Breakfast, that it was said that Williamson had argued against May's ideas about the Chinese company's involvement in the UK's 5G infrastructure. Well going on her attitude to the Windrush generation, and just about anyone else who don't agree with her idea of what is right or wrong, she does show a tendency to do all that she can to extract retribution from those she can without endangering her position as PM.

Not so long ago many were asking what some of her government ministers had on her as they, the secretaries of state (think Boris, Davis or Grayling), did things that any other PM would have sacked them for well before they resigned in protest to her Brexit policies, in Grayling's case would have by now been sacked instead of simply moved to another cabinet position. I'm more and more becoming of the opinion that May has released this alleged leak making sure that the leak itself did not by the letter of the law actually release hard fact secrets as defined by the Official Secrets Act.

Maybe I just need more coffee >biggrin<   
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Re: Gavin Williamson's sacking

  • on: 02 May 2019 06:19PM
From the news I've seen and heard, I didn't think he actually gave much away anyhow - all seems a bit of a storm in a teacup to me  >erm<

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Re: Gavin Williamson's sacking

  • on: 02 May 2019 07:31PM
As much as I loathe and despise the Tories, this seems like a hatchet job to me.
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Re: Gavin Williamson's sacking

  • on: 02 May 2019 07:34PM
As one of the tory MP'said in the interests of natural justice the evidence should be produced in order to confirm his guilt or exonerate him.

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Re: Gavin Williamson's sacking

  • on: 02 May 2019 09:08PM
The last thing May wants is a Police investigation, were that to happen and such evidence as the Police recover pointing to Theresa May as the one responsible (sort of making a fake 999 call to distract the media from the Tory Party slaughter at the local elections in England) she would be not only the ex-PM but she'd also be an ex-MP PDQ.

I have still not forgotten Tony Blair's fake heart attack when he was in No10 as PM, he needed to bring about a distraction in the media due to serious issues that were not going well for him and off he was to hospital. Never heard of him (Blair) suffering even the slightest of problems since that day and given the nature of the work he does I would have imagined his heart would have been fairly stressed many a times as he travelled to such as the Middle East or other such areas where danger and violence is never far away.