A phone rings and Gavin Williamson answers. He hears: “Ah, Gavin. Just the man. Been looking for you everywhere. This A-level business, you’re going to have to go and do the telly.” Understandably, Mr W says: “Oh aye? Where’s the gaffer?” “Camping. Middle of nowhere. No signal.” Magnificent timing, Mr Johnson. Of all the weeks to head off on a “wilderness retreat” this was the one to pick. With the exam crisis, fresh economic worries, and the increased prospect of a second wave, what better time to take a break from running the country? Mr Johnson was finally tracked down and photographed – in the traditional British August holiday wear of a thick woolly hat – on the Scottish coast. It cost me some money this, as when it was announced earlier this week that the PM was going camping in Scotland, I offered some decent odds that this was absolutely, one hundred per cent, not going to be the case. He’s not the sort of fella who is going to pile the family in the Volvo, bolt on the roof rack, stick in a Crowded House tape and off you go. Lots of people agreed. “I just don’t see… Read full this story
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