SW Surrey Jeremy Hunt is on manoeuvres to become Prime Minister.

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.
@Jeremy_Hunt said:
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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.
Jeremy Hunt has been dodging behind the trees awaiting his opportunity to pounce after losing the leadership to Boris Johnson. Our man on manoeuvres.
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.
@NadineDorries
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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.”
Others insist it’s not changing any minds, just angering those already angry a bit more
And on it goes on ad nauseam!

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Did our Waverley MP Jeremy question Russian money?

 

The strong smell of money can be very alluring.  

It appears our South West Surrey MP couldn’t resist the smell and received £128,000 from the Russians.

However, perhaps he donated it to charity?

AS THE REST of the world watched the Berlin wall fall in 1989, rejoicing in the liberation of millions, the west’s bankers, lawyers, accountants and our politicians smelt money. Lots of it!

Whatever the future held for countries east of the iron curtain, it was sure to involve a monumental financial shake-up and some very big paydays.

You have to ask why, when Russian-linked donations were made to them, none of these MPs questioned why?

 

Our Jeremy gets everywhere?
JH is also part of the report team.
Read in the link below.

 

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New figures from the Electoral Commission released today show the Conservatives accepted another £80,000 from Lubov Chernukhin in the last quarter!

 

Is our SW Surrey MP getting worried?

Is our jaw-dropping hypocritical MP worried that time might be running out for him in ‘Your Waverley’?

He said: “Many concerns in SW Surrey, especially Farnham, about the vulnerability of neighbourhood plans when the planning authority has not got a 5-year land supply, as is the case currently. Here’s what Michael Gove had to say when I spoke to him.”

Did you tell Michael that you dropped the borough in very heavy dog doo when you put the boot in on the borough’s largest brownfield site? No, of course, you didn’t – just like you deny having anything to do with that amazing trade deal, by exporting most of our highly trained junior doctors to Australia and New Zealand!

Dynamic duo Jeremy Hunt and Michael Gove worried the Tories are upsetting every Arthur & Martha in the borough due to Government planning policies. 

Said MP Jeremy Hunt about the recent controversial planning appeal to approve 50 homes at Red Court in Haslemere.  
“AGLV [like Red Court] deserve to be given the same protections [as AONB]. If they were ever built upon, whether for agricultural intensification or for housing, it would change the character of the area forever.”
Surely this cannot possibly be the same man who called in the Dunsfold decision to the Secretary of State. The man who scuppered development on the borough’s largest brownfield site for donkey’s years and is now promoting building on, yes you guessed BFS!  Supporting the selfish move by Protect Our Waverley, better known as “Don’t Dump Dunsfold in our back yard,” and the Campaign For Rural England that dramatically reduced any hope of ‘ YW’ having a five-year housing land supply!  They now sit idly by watching Alfold go under concrete.
His hypocrisy is legendary.
By the way, it isn’t just a concern to the people of South West Surrey, Jeremy, just in case you hadn’t noticed.  Thanks to your intervention, along with your Guildford colleague, our treasured countryside and green fields are presently disappearing faster than Tory voters. 

 

Residents kicking up a stink with our MPs

Residents are revolting – and organising a protest against the government’s sewage plans this weekend. And outraged at Guildford MP Angela Richardson voting for sewage dumping. And outraged that Jeremy Hunt MP just ducked the issue completely and failed to turn up. Is that a stain on his record or an abstain? (Essentially if you disagree with the Tory whip, pretend you are busy)

Jeremy has rapidly come clean with this fudge of a statement for his electors:

ENVIRONMENT BILL Following the outcry over the government overturning of a Lords amendment that would introduce a duty on water companies to prevent sewage discharges into our rivers (something I did not support) I’m pleased to say that the government has had a rethink. They will now move a government amendment to put a similar duty on to these companies which will do a great deal to help clean up rivers like the Wey.

“Which will do a great deal for the River Wey??” How exactly??

A peaceful and officially organised group against 💩 in rivers are meeting at Guildford Bridge, bottom High St, Guildford, 3pm on Saturday 30th October. Maybe see you there?

These graphics have been produced by the Lib Dems and the Green Party, so clearly this issue might cause a stink on the doorstep in the future!