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'Cronus' Williamson new Defense Secretary: strength or weakness of PM May's cabinet?

Friday, November 3rd 2017 - 07:02 UTC
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British Prime Minister Theresa May named Gavin Williamson defence secretary on Thursday after his predecessor, Michael Fallon, became the first casualty of a deepening scandal in British politics. Williamson, 41, is a trusted ally of the prime minister whose former job as chief whip involved enforcing discipline for May's Conservative Party in parliament. Read full article


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  • Terence

    In the U.K. we don’t have a defense secretary, we have a defence secretary, the American language isn’t our language.

    Nov 03rd, 2017 - 10:21 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    “Make no mistake, Gavin Williamson wants to be prime minister. And he knows all the dirt on his colleagues.”

    Including on May? Or it's a quid pro quo for him helping her become PM?

    The whips using a dossier of blackmail material to keep MPs and Ministers in line is not a comforting thought. Nor is the party covering up misdeeds so they could use them as blackmail material.

    Nov 03rd, 2017 - 04:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15


    Welcome to politics as she is practiced.

    Nov 03rd, 2017 - 05:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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