It’s hard to believe Boris Johnson will really crack down on Putin’s cronies, when he’s just knighted one of his own, says Guardian columnist Marina Hyde.
I believed that the giving of these honours was to reward individuals for the actions they have taken and been successful in, well the appointing of a Knighthood on Gavin Williamson just shows how mistaken I am. For what is Gavin Williamson successful in doing, well as far as I can see it is turning up. It is said he was a good at being a Chief Whip in 2016/17, but that is not saying much as I feel this means he is good at finding MPs secrets and using this information to try to persuade reluctant MPs to toe the Tory Party line, in other words could it be blackmail or just plain bullying. For he failed miserably as Defence Secretary 2017/19 and even more so as Education Secretary 2019/21.
So, is it a reward for failure and being a bully.