Jeremy Hunt’s chances of succeeding Boris Johnson ‘dead on arrival,’ say ministers

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JEREMY Hunt’s chances of succeeding Boris Johnson were “dead on arrival”, ministers said yesterday.

He was called a “flip-flopper” for demanding a new PM weeks after saying a leadership fight during the Ukraine war would make Vladimir Putin happy.

Jeremy Hunt’s chances of succeeding Boris Johnson were ‘dead on arrival’, ministers said yesterday
He faced ridicule over claims he could bring back Theresa May to a big Cabinet job like Chancellor were he to win power

Speaking in Iceland, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace put the boot in, saying voters deserved politicians who are “consistent”.

He added: “Boris hasn’t been inconsistent and any colleague that aspires to lead the party needs to know right now that the public are looking for stability, security and consistency.”

On his own leadership prospects, Mr Wallace did not rule out a tilt, only saying: “Boris is not going anywhere.”

Mr Hunt also faced ridicule over claims he could bring back Theresa May to a big Cabinet job like Chancellor were he to win power.

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