No sooner is Gavin Williamson back in the Cabinet than he is causing trouble

Gavin Williamson: he’s in trouble for sending abusive messages to a former Tory Chief Whip.

Gavin Williamson, newly-appointed Minister Without Portfolio in Rishi Sunak’s government, has been causing trouble again.

It has been alleged that Williamson sent abusive texts to former Chief Whip Wendy Morton on September 13 – so it has taken a while to come to light, complaining that he and other colleagues had been excluded from the Queen’s funeral for political reasons.

Here are the most offending messages:

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Oliver Dowden fielded questions about it from Sky’s Sophy Ridge.

Other people have different opinions:

“If I had been told that one of my closest allies was a puerile man-child, I think I would have remembered.” Well said, Phil Moorhouse!

This one’s short and sweet:

So it looks like Rishi Sunak’s government will have Cabinet resignations sooner in its tenure than Liz Truss’s.

After Sunak put in all that work to defend Suella Braverman, Gavin Williamson has swept up from behind and turned himself into a sacrificial lamb.

With Braverman still in the firing line, and a dearth of talent on the backbenches, it seems Sunak’s steady government is already on the wobble.

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