Gavin Williamson sacked: Why you don't want to get a letter from Theresa May starting with 'thank you'

Britain's defence secretary Gavin Williamson has been sacked by Theresa May over a top-level national security leak. Here's how she did it...

So he responded with...

Williamson's insistence of his innocence regarding the Huawei leak was not enough to convince the Prime Minister, who "lost confidence in his ability to serve", according to Downing Street.

Despite "no other, credible version of events to explain the leak", Ms May's letter informing Williamson of his sacking has been described as "brutal" on Twitter.

Williamson has since been replaced by international development secretary Penny Mordaunt, the first woman to hold the position of defence secretary.

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