THE Department for Education has admitted that with the benefit of hindsight Gavin Williamson should have been avoided.
As details of the former education secretary’s period in office including an ill-advised Christmas get-together emerged, a spokesman said ‘looking back, it would have been better not to make that particular appointment at that particular time’.
He continued: “It seems obvious in retrospect that a man who keeps a tarantula in his office like a bottom-rung coke dealer was not a sensible choice. It was a very confused time.
“And yes, when he used an algorithm to grade GCSE and A-Level exams, crumpling up the futures of thousands of young people and callously throwing them in the bin, we should have acted rather than merely U-turned.
“The illegal Christmas gathering is merely a footnote in the epic saga of his failure. If people want to focus on that then we won’t stop them, but it is important that history remembers the bigger picture of his calamitous ineptitude.
“The party? It was a dreary gathering of colleagues waiting for their twat of a boss to shut up about how great he is. It’s still an outrage and a scandal but let’s not make out he’s in any way popular.”