So, Jeremy Hunt is a liar. After telling Parliament and Junior doctors that he was imposing a new contract, Hunt was taken to court and was forced to admit that he was a liar and that he was not imposing a new contract. As yet, Hunt has not been sacked from May’s cabinet and is still acting as a senior minister for the current government. Quite remarkable.
Back in July Theresa May took over the leadership of the Conservatives and during her cull of Cameron’s old cabinet a very odd thing occurred. In the course of an afternoon Jeremy Hunt went from being sacked by May to being moved by May to remaining precisely where he was. No explanation was forthcoming as to these events but it left media pundits as baffled as the public at large. Even weirder still, no media outlet pursued the story further.
Hunt is, of course, no stranger to controversy. Back in 2012 the far removed relation of the Queen and British Fascist Oswald Mosley was embroiled in controversy after personally intervening to recommend to the failing Prime Minister David Cameron to approve Rupert Murdoch’s takeover of BSkyB.
Also not a stranger to dropping a few clangers …
The imbecilic Hunt has inexplicably managed to remain not only as an MP for the Tory party but a senior minister. Quite how someone who struggles to pass for an earthling is so charmed is beyond speculation …
In other, totally unrelated news, Theresa May is granted an audience with Rupert Murdoch.
… also, a famous Murdoch quote:
As previously stated, I could find no clear explanation for the very odd antics of Hunt’s dismissal, move, and ultimate continuance in one afternoon by May back in July. One might speculate that, when word was breaking on the news wire that Hunt was to be sacked by May, someone might have intervened on his behalf. When May counter-offered to only move the incompetent, that same interventionist might have made it clear that Hunt was not for the embarrassment of moving and May might have capitulated. It does beg the question of just who is pulling the strings in Downing Street.