Philip Patrick 16 April 2019 3:43 PM 16 April 2019 3:43 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Attempting to explain Brexit in 90 seconds might remind you of a Monty Python sketch, but this is what Jeremy Hunt attempted in front of a class of Japanese high school students on Monday. The foreign secretary gave a carefully worded summary of the Brexit situation using the graded language of the English language teacher he used to be. It’s not clear whether the students were any the wiser after he spoke, but the real aim of the lesson was achieved: to generate positive headlines for the Foreign Secretary on his latest visit to Japan. Hunt has some advantages. He lived in Japan in his early 20s, mastered the language and developed an enduring affection for the country, even once making the Freudian slip of referring to his wife as Japanese (she’s Chinese). Before politics beckoned, he made several attempts to exploit his experience … [Read more...] about What did Japan make of Jeremy Hunt’s Brexit mission?
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The British foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has been regularly mentioned as a possible successor to Theresa May if, as widely predicted, she leaves Downing Street at some stage in 2019. He has kept a[...] You have reached your limit of free articles Registered users get 5 regular articles and 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about Jeremy Hunt’s Brexit confusion
News / UK and world by Press Association September 18, 2018, 10:51 am Updated: September 18, 2018, 2:27 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Britain is “cautiously optimistic” of striking a Brexit deal with the European Union “but there is a lot of work to do to get there”, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said. Mr Hunt said he was “confident” the Prime Minister would succeed in her negotiations with the EU, adding: “British politics is littered with the graveyards of people who have predicted the demise of Theresa May and been proved wrong.” His comments came as Mr Hunt became the first British minister to deliver a speech in Japanese while making his initial official visit to Japan since becoming Foreign Secretary. Mr Hunt, who has been tipped by some as a possible future Conservative Party leader, held talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and foreign minister Taro Kono, … [Read more...] about Jeremy Hunt: Government cautiously optimistic of striking Brexit deal
FOREIGN Secretary Jeremy Hunt sparked talk of his own leadership bid yesterday by saying he now backed leave. The former Remain campaigner said his “views had changed” since getting his new Cabinet post and Brexit was “vital”. And he said ending Britain’s EU membership was the only way of restoring sovereignty and ensures decisions “are taken closer to the people they affect”. The comments in a Sunday newspaper column were immediately latched on by Eurosceptics. One said: “Forget Boris, Jeremy’s the one making a bid now.” It came as Home Secretary Sajid Javid said the rival Brexit plan pushed by arch Eurosceptics – a Canada style free trade deal – had a lot “to commend it”. Sources claimed former Chancellor George Osborne is advising the Tory rising star on a potential challenge. And yet another leadership contender, International Aid Secretary Penny Mordaunt staked her own claim by slamming the … [Read more...] about Jeremy Hunt sparks Tory leadership bid rumours after saying he backs Brexit
So this is how it ends, the phoney war for the Tory leadership, with crazy talk of a giant bang and a vapid retaliatory whimper. Launching the real battle for Downing Street, Boris Johnson concluded a lively week even for him with that lunatic suicide bomber analogy. If accusing Theresa May of wrapping the “constitution” (what constitution? show me the paper) in a suicide vest, and handing Michel Barnier the detonator, was a calculated diversionary tactic, his calculation of the timing was unfortunate. A cunning plan to divert attention from personal revelations, in this case with an incendiary Mail on Sunday article attacking the PM, is a fine thing. However, when a rival title splashes with a Downing Street-sourced catalogue of your personal misdemeanours, the calculation suggests the class buffoon of remedial maths sparing 23 seconds from a fantasy game on the iPhone to tackle a quadrilateral equation. The “Dodgepot Dossier” was compiled by May’s … [Read more...] about ‘Boris Johnson’s ridiculous tactics are starting to make Jeremy Hunt look like an appealing successor to the prime minister’