Commenting on the news that Education Secretary @GavinWilliamson incorrectly claimed to meet @MarcusRashford, when instead he met @maroitoje. Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Daisy Cooper MP (@libdemdaisy) said:
“This is a shocking and embarrassing admission that shows Gavin Williamson is simply not up to the job.
“The Education Secretary has let down children, parents and teachers by failing to secure enough cash to catch up on lost learning during the pandemic.
“Now he has confused two black sporting heroes and failed to recognise Marcus Rashford, who has led the charge on fighting child poverty.
“If rumours of an imminent reshuffle are true, this must surely be the final nail in the coffin for Gavin Williamson holding ministerial office ever again.”
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said:
“Towards the end of a wide-ranging interview in which I talked about both the laptops and school meals campaigns, I conflated the issues and made a genuine mistake. We corrected this with the journalist before publication of the story.
“I have huge respect for both Marcus Rashford and Maro Itoje who run effective and inspiring campaigns.”