Gavin Williamson, or ‘Private Pike’ as Philip Hammond is said to call him, has been Defence Secretary for a year. One word you might think he had learned to pronounce was ‘adversaries’. But no. Out it comes with the emPHAsis on the wrong syLLAble.
A Defence Secretary is meant to fill people with trepidation, so in some ways Mr Williamson is superb at his job. Trouble is, he frightens us loyal British subjects. Pointing in the wrong direction, old bean. It’s the enemy you’re meant to terrify. Or en-EM-y, as he would possibly say.
Yesterday he gave a Commons Statement on the ‘MDP’. Everything in the military world is reduced to acronyms. The MDP is the Modernising Defence Programme, but it may equally stand for Minister Deploys Prattle.
Jeepers, what pseudo-business drivel we heard. It came hosing out of him like mud from an elephant’s trunk.
Jamesbea, Hartlepool, United Kingdom,
Gavin Williamson is another politician totally out of his depth. Did Theresa May appoint people like him because they are so inept they pose no threat to her?
GW: The ToriCons don’t care about UK Defence & are purposely running it down in order to merge it with the EU Army Single Point CMD & Kontrol in Brussels.