Teenagers won’t remember the silly old sitcom Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em. But it hasn’t stopped Gen X-ers and Boomers – outraged on behalf of England’s cheated A-level pupils – from comparing Gavin Williamson to Frank Spencer. Like hapless Frank, our education secretary stands in the midst of chaos without appearing to know what to do about it. Transport secretary Grant Shapps has angered airlines and holidaymakers by adding France and the Netherlands to the quarantine list – so that should take some attention off the exam results fiasco. Any more government whoopsies on the carpet before Boris Johnson heads off on holiday?
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