‘Russia should go away and shut up’: Gavin Williamson’s biggest blunders
Cabinet reshuffle: Where did it go wrong for Gavin Williamson?
By Sean Coughlan
BBC News family and education correspondent
Gavin Williamson has been the highest-profile education secretary for England since Michael Gove - but probably not for the right reasons.
If the pandemic had a political fall guy, it was always likely to be Mr Williamson - often the lightning rod for irritation and exasperation from families facing disruption and U-turns on schools and exams.
Now he has become one of the big casualties of the prime minister's reshuffle - tweeting on his departure that it had been a privilege to serve "despite the challenges of the global pandemic".
It might seem a long time ago now, but before the pandemic Mr Williamson was seen as the bringer …
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