Government’s Mask Cover Up

Health Committee Chairman Jeremy Hunt voiced what many in Westminster have been saying privately for weeks on ITV’s Peston programme last night – that hesitance in the Government recommending widespread mask wearing is due to worries NHS supply lines may be depleted, rather than questions over the actual utility of mask wearing for individuals. The Government, however, publicly continues to argue that the science on mask wearing itself if unclear. By not openly admitting what seems to be the real reason, the public is being treated as fools. Not a good look…

Mask wearing is already widespread in Asia and recommended by epidemiological experts in countries like Germany and the US. It comprises a key part of some of the lockdown wind down strategies proposed by wonk world. In any event, surely home-made improvised masks will be acceptable for non-clinical use. Time the Government comes clean…

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Hunt Doesn’t Rule Out Return to Cabinet in Future
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Committee Chairmanship Battle Lines Drawn

A new Parliamentary term means new Select Committee Chair elections, and the races are already hotting up. Two of the more interesting battles are shaping up to be the Health and Social Care Committee, vacated by Sarah Wollaston, and the Transport Committee, which switches from Labour to Tory due to the size of the Government’s stonking majority. The formerly Lib Dem Science and Technology Committee is turning Blue too…

On the Health Committee, Guido hears that Jeremy Hunt is angling for the top job, but is facing a strong challenge from Dr Dan Poulter who has been sounding out colleagues about standing for the role.

Guido understands that former Transport Minister Robert Goodwill will be standing for the newly Tory role of Transport Committee Chairman, against Tory wet Huw Merriman.

Crispin Blunt is also staging a re-match against Tom Tugendhat who beat Blunt to take the role in 2017.

With every Government bill almost guaranteed to pass, Committee Chair races are set to become the biggest source of scrutiny…

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Jeremy Hunt: 21 Rebels Must Accept Boris has a No Deal Mandate

Jeremy Hunt has returned to our airwaves this morning, appearing on Radio 4’s Today in his first interview since his post-leadership election holiday. Boy, how Guido missed the charismatic interventions of this political titan…

Whilst the interview focussed mainly on the tensions with Iran, Hunt did proffer some thoughts on Boris’s expulsion of 21 rebels for voting for Corbyn’s “surrender bill”. Whilst calling for the party to stay united in the face of Labour’s shambolic 2019 conference, he said

“There also needs to be generosity from the 21 themselves; they stood on a platform at the last election that said ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’, and they need to understand that Boris has a mandate to take us out of the European Union. And if in the end no deal is the only way to do that, that might be what happens.”

Hunt also defended Boris’s prorogation – perhaps he is missing cabinet too much…

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Jeremy Hunt Apologises for Accidentally Missing Key Vote

It turns out PM hopeful Jeremy Hunt wasn’t paired after all for the Government’s heavy defeat, he’s now apologised for missing the votes as “I thought I was slipped and it turns out I was not”:

He’s a details guy…

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Did Hunt Mention He Was An Entreprenur?


As the philosopher and linguist George W. Bush once observed, “The French have no word in their language for ‘entrepreneur'”…

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