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Gavin Williamson allegedly sent abusive text messages to Morton

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A number of text messages sent by Sir Gavin Williamson to his former colleague, ex-chief whip Wendy Morton, were published on Sunday, in what critics have declared as another addition to the Tory sleaze saga. Some are now calling for Sir Gavin to be sacked as a result of the “vile” texts. But what do you think? Should he be sacked from his position? Vote in our poll. 

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No 10 described the messages as “unacceptable” and confirmed that the Prime Minister had known about a complaint against Sir Gavin before appointing him to the Cabinet.

However, Rishi Sunak had not seen the content of the messages, it has been claimed.

Sir Gavin’s behaviour has sparked a critical reaction across the political spectrum, with the Liberal Democrats calling for his dismissal.

The texts were revealed by the Sunday Times, in which Sir Gavin accused Ms Morton of excluding some MPs from the Queen’s funeral.


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Ms Morton lodged a complaint against him which is being investigated by the Conservative Party’s HQ.

Oliver Dowden, a Cabinet minister and key ally of Mr Sunak, said Sir Gavin had sent the texts “in the heat of the moment at a very difficult time”.

In an awkward broadcast interview with the BBC’s Laura Kuennsberg who described the texts as “vile”, he was shown the messages on-air and said Sir Gavin “regretted” sending them.

What do you think about the latest saga? Should Sir Gavin be sacked for sending the messages? Vote in our poll and join the debate in the comments below. 


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