Sunak defies calls to sack Gavin Williamson despite ‘not acceptable’ messages

Rishi Sunak has defied calls to sack Sir Gavin Williamson despite conceding the senior minister’s threatening and abusive texts to a colleague are “not acceptable”.The Prime Minister is under fire for bringing Sir Gavin back into the Government when he knew he was under investigation for allegedly bullying former chief whip Wendy Morton.Downing Street said Sir Gavin maintains the full confidence of Mr Sunak, who insisted he would not act against the Cabinet Office minister until the outcome of a Tory party investigation.