Gavin Williamson: Former defence secretary reportedly thinking of bombshell speech (Image: GETTY)
The former Defence Secretary was sacked this week after Theresa May accused him of leaking highly-sensitive information from the National Security Council. The alleged leak concerned details about the UK’s position on Chinese tech giant Huawei and its role in setting up a UK-wide 5G network. Mr Williamson, who was Mrs May’s chief whip before joining Cabinet, has strenuously denied the accusations.
Some MPs have called for Mr Williamson to be prosecuted while others believe he should be allowed a chance to defend himself in an official investigation.
However, he is reportedly thinking of delivering a speech like Geoffrey Howe’s resignation speech which sparked Margaret Thatcher’s downfall.
Political editor Nicholas Watt said on BBC Newsnight: “Make no mistake, Gavin Williamson is on the war path.
“I spoke to a friend tonight who said he is thinking of delivering a speech on the level of Geoffrey Howe’s resignation speech which famously precipitated the downfall of Margaret Thatcher.”
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Gavin Williamson has has strenuously denied the accusations (Image: GETTY)
The potential plans echo warnings from political experts who have implied he “knows where the bodies are buried”.