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Teaching union chief likens Williamson to Pinocchio

A union chief has attacked Gavin Williamson over his handling of education throughout the pandemic so far.

Robin Bevan, the president of the National Education Union (NEU), likened the Education Secretary to the fictional character of Pinocchio on account of his political decisions over the past year.

In a speech to the NEU's virtual annual conference, Mr Bevan also accused the minister of repeating a "lie" that exams are the best form of assessment.

He said: "Throughout recent months we have seen that the Secretary of State is indeed wooden-headed, is indeed a puppet, is limp and spineless."

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