Jeremy Hunt REFUSES to say whether Boris Johnson is 'honest'

Tory leadership rival Jeremy Hunt REFUSES to say whether Boris Johnson is ‘honestbut says he ‘hopesPM will lead party into next general election

  • Ex-Cabinet minister Jeremy Hunt won’t rule out another leadership challenge
  • Former foreign secretary refuses to say if Boris Johnson is an ‘honest man
  • But he says the Ukraine war should provide ‘perspectiveon the PM’s position
  • Tory leadership rival Jeremy Hunt today refused to say whether 보리스 존슨 is ‘honestas he warned the Prime Minister has a ‘big mountain to climbin winning back Tory voters.

    Mr Hunt, who ran against Mr Johnson for the Conservative leadership in 2019, once again refused to rule out another leadership challenge.

    But the former Cabinet minister insisted now was not the time for renewed efforts to topple Mr Johnson and said he ‘hopedthe PM would lead the 셰일가스 사업 재개를 촉구하는 토리당의 요구를 거부하면서 into the next general election.

    Mr Hunt’s comments will be seen as a warning shot to the PMand a clear message to Tory MPsthat he is waiting in the wings should Mr Johnson continue to stumble.

    The PM’s position in Number 10 has been put into serious peril by the Partygate scandal, which saw him fined for Covid rule-breaking in Downing Street.

    This month’s local election results have also increased fears within Conservative ranks that the party could see its so-called ‘blue wallareas across southern England continue to fall to the Liberal Democrats and Labour.

    Mr Johnson saw the Tories lose both the Chesham and Amersham and North Shropshire constituences to the Lib Dems in Westminster by-elections last year.

    The Conservatives are now also facing a battle to keep hold of Tiverton and Honiton following the recent resignation of porn-watching Tory MP Neil Parish.

    At the council elections on 5th May, the Tories lost control of 11 councilswith many of those being ceded to the Lib Dems and Labourwith the Conservatives also suffering the loss of close to 500 council seats.

    Jeremy Hunt insisted now was not the time for renewed efforts to topple Boris Johnson and said he 'hoped' the PM would lead the Tories into the next general election

    Jeremy Hunt insisted now was not the time for renewed efforts to topple Boris Johnson and said he ‘hopedthe PM would lead the Tories into the next general election

    The PM's position in Number 10 has been put into serious peril by the Partygate scandal, which saw him fined for Covid rule-breaking in Downing Street

    The PM’s position in Number 10 has been put into serious peril by the Partygate scandal, which saw him fined for Covid rule-breaking in Downing Street








    I sat at top of ‘rogueNHS as health secretary, says Hunt

    Jeremy Hunt admitted his own failings as health secretary have contributed to people waiting hours for an ambulance or in A&E departments.

    The ex-Cabinet minister has also described sitting at the top of a ‘rogue systemduring his stint as health secretary from 2012 ...에 2018, and criticised a ‘blame culturein the NHS.

    He told the BBC’s Sunday Morning that in his new book, he ‘tried to be honest about the things I succeeded in doing and the things I wasn’t successful in’.

    Mr Hunt, the current chair of the House of CommonsHealth and Social Care Committee, denied the NHS is on the brink of collapse, but said the situation is ‘very, very seriouswith doctors and nurses ‘run ragged by the intensity of work’.

    He said tackling the ‘chronic failure of workforce planningis the most important task in relieving pressure on NHS frontline services.

    In an excerpt from his new book, 출판 선데이 타임즈, Mr Hunt said a fear of transparency and honesty in the NHS when it comes to avoidable deaths and mistakes is a ‘major structural problemthat must be addressed.

    책에서, 영: Eliminating Unnecessary Deaths In A Post-Pandemic NHS, Mr Hunt said the ‘corrosive consequences of such thinkingwere cover-ups that the Department of Health and NHS ‘were complicit’ 에.

    ‘Too often managers who had failed were recycled to jobs in a different part of the country, where they continued to make the same mistakes,’ 그가 썼어. ‘And because of the secrecy, the wheels of change ground slowly.

    ‘It was not about rogue staff or a rogue hospital. It was about a rogue system. A rogue system that I, as health secretary, sat at the top of.

    Mr Hunt said he was ‘shocked to his coreby failures in care, including avoidable deaths.

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    Mr Hunt, a former foreign secretary and health secretary, today reiterated he could seek a return to the top-level of Government.

    But he said the Ukraine war should provide ‘perspectiveon the feverish speculation about the PM’s leadership in the wake of Partygate.

    ‘I have said many times that I don’t rule out a return to frontline politics myself,’ he told the BBC’s Sunday Morning programme.

    ‘But I don’t think now is the right moment. Britain has been the most robust member of the Western alliance in the face of the first major war in Europe in our lifetimes.

    ‘I think the only person who would rejoice if we had a hiatus of several months in the leadership in Britain would be Vladimir Putin.

    ‘So I don’t think this is the moment for these discussions.

    The South West Surrey MP cast doubt on the PM’s ability to once again prove a Tory vote winner as he insisted it would be a ‘mistaketo dismiss the party’s local election losses as ‘mid-term blues’.

    그는 덧붙였다: ‘The reason people vote Conservative is because they want economic growth, they want sound money, they want the prospect of lower taxes for their family.

    ‘None of those things are true at the moment. So the absolute priority for the Government must be to change from a high-inflation, low-growth economy to a low-inflation, high-growth economy.

    Asked if Mr Johnson was the best person to be Tory leader, Mr Hunt replied: ‘I hope he can turn things round because I don’t think this is the moment for a leadership contest.

    ‘But I would say this, I think the outcome of the next election will be decided not on personalities but on which party has the best long-term plans.

    ‘How do we defend democracy in a world where China is a bigger economy than the US? How do we spread wealth? How do we fix long-term problems in the NHS?’

    Mr Hunt also dodged a question on whether Mr Johnson is ‘an honest man’.

    He responded that ‘talking about personalities is not a helpful thing to do’, 첨가: ‘It’s a simple question but it’s not a helpful thing to do when I’ve just said we need to recognise the international situation is very serious and we need strong leadership from the PM we have.

    Mr Hunt called for fellow Tory MPs to ‘back the PM in the situation we’re in now’, as he described how the Ukraine was made it ‘impossible not to put things into perspective’.

    He expressed his hope the party ‘can turn things round under the PM’s leadership’.

    Asked if this meant he backed Mr Johnson to lead the Tories into the next general election, scheduled for 2024, Mr Hunt replied: ‘I very much hope so.








    Mr Hunt, who ran against Mr Johnson for the Conservative leadership in 2019, once again refused to rule out another leadership challenge

    Mr Hunt, who ran against Mr Johnson for the Conservative leadership in 2019, once again refused to rule out another leadership challenge

    Mr Hunt, pictured with his wife Lucia, dodged a question on whether Mr Johnson is 'an honest man'

    Mr Hunt, pictured with his wife Lucia, dodged a question on whether Mr Johnson is ‘an honest man

    Pressed on whether he would rather be the Conservative leader as the party sought to keep hold of its House of Commons majority, 그는 덧붙였다: ‘I know you would like to create a suggestion I would want something different, but I really hope we can (turn things around).

    ‘But I do also hope we recognise that in order to do that we have a big mountain to climb in terms of winning back the support of many of our core votersnot just in the south of England, but particularly in the south of Englandwho are very concerned at the situation we’re in.

    Lib Dem MP Sarah Olney branded Mr Hunt ‘too cowardly to say what everyone else in Britain is thinkingover the PM’s honesty.

    ‘Boris Johnson is a serial liar and not fit to govern this country,’ 그녀는 덧붙였다.

    ‘It is time Jeremy Hunt carried out his patriotic duty and called time on Boris Johnson as Prime Minister.

    ‘As a Surrey MP he should know the sheer anger felt in former Conservative heartlands at this Government.

    ‘From Chesham and Amersham to last week’s local election results, it is clear the public have had enough.