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Will Gavin Williamson resign?

UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 20 AUGUST 2020

Centre for Brexit Studies Senior Fellow Dr Steven McCabe has shared his thoughts and views on the Government’s latest U-turn around A-Level results and if we can expect Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education, to resign because of the ongoing chaos.

Labour have claimed that the algorithm used to downgrade thousands of A-level results in England was "unlawful" and Gavin Williamson is facing calls from students and MPs to resign, after he urged universities to show flexibility after Monday's results U-turn threw September's admission process into further confusion.

With this being the ninth U-turn this year, Dr McCabe discussed why we are facing so many and if they show a lack of direction from the Government.

The expert also discussed the latest in the Brexit process, after Downing Street claimed that a post-Brexit trade deal could be agreed in the next month. With the UK ruling out extending the December deadline, Dr McCabe discussed if we may end up seeing an extension after all.

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