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Jeremy Hunt’s on manoeuvres

The former foreign secretary is eyeing up Number 10 (again)

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Jeremy Hunt is very obviously in campaigning mode for the Tory leadership. He’s been photographed with his dog, he’s refused to say if he considers Boris Johnson to be an honest man, and, chucking some red meat in the direction of the hard-liners, he had a go at the NHS in the Sunday Times last weekend.

One Tory backbencher tells me: “There are a lot of imponderables – it’s not clear how many letters of no confidence Sir Graham Brady has received, and God only knows when we will see the Sue Gray report and what it will say – but Johnson looks as if he’s going to be dangerously exposed until at least the party conference this autumn.”

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