Our SW Surrey MP fancies himself as the next Prime Minister as he fires the starting gun for a leadership election. Judging by these Paps Snaps his next-door neighbour Guildford’s MP Angela Richardson might be putting herself forward for the big job too?
However, here at the Waverley Web, we hear that some of our Jeremy’s colleagues have a very different view, should Boris be jettisoned by the Tories this evening.
Nadine Nories for one has been incensed by Jeremy Hunt’s “coming out comment’ on the Twitter Storm that is hanging over the country today like a big black cloud.
Anyone who believes our country is stronger, fairer & more prosperous when led by Conservatives should reflect that the consequence of not changing will be to hand the country to others who do not share those values. Today’s decision is change or lose. I will be voting for change
Well! Of course, he will be voting to oust Bori, he has been taking side swipes at the PM for months, if not years.
However, we are hearing that the thread below from the Culture Secretary about Jeremy Hunt has incensed some MPs and is tempting some to vote against the Prime Minister because they feel it comes with his endorsement.
1/4 On the afternoon of 23rd July 2020 when I was health minister you telephoned me to tell me that we had to handle the pandemic following the example set by the East/China. That people testing + should be removed from their homes and placed in isolation hotels for two weeks.
2/4You said your wife’s family had the experience of this during SARS. I said that British people would never tolerate being removed from their homes and loved ones at which point you demanded I show you the evidence for that. Your handling of the pandemic would have been a disaster.
Another MP texts: “I have known Jeremy Hunt for 20 years and would have supported him during a leadership context. But I will definitely not vote for him after attempting to wield the knife on the PM today. A lot of colleagues feel the same way.”
And on it goes on ad nauseam!