Gavin Williamson enhances reputation for haplessness

Defence secretary’s boast that Brexit could ‘enhance UK’s lethality’ is latest in series of missteps

Gavin Williamson’s boast that Brexit could “enhance the UK’s lethality” is the latest in a string of naive forays by the 42-year-old defence secretary. He may have intended it as a boost to Britain’s global military standing but it is more likely to just confirm Williamson’s reputation as the cabinet’s Private Pike, the hapless youth in the sitcom Dad’s Army.

In his first 15 months in the job Williamson’s antics have regularly invited the Captain Mainwaring response of “Stupid boy!”

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Source: The Guardian
Gavin Williamson enhances reputation for haplessness