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It won’t happen, of course. For contempt of Parliament to be proved, the MP facing the accusation must be shown to have misled other members deliberately – and Mr Hunt reckons it was a mistake.

So he’ll avoid the punishment, which is suspension or expulsion from the House of Commons.

But – if it really was a mistake – why isn’t he apologising?

The arrogance of this wretch defies belief.

Jeremy Hunt has admitted making false claims in the House of Commons.

Speaking on World Mental Health Day, he inflated the increase of mental health workers in the NHS by 43 times.

The Health Secretary has corrected the official record, and said it was an “error.”

But a spokesperson for the Department of Health said he has no intention of making an apology for misleading MPs.

He boasted there are 30,000 more people working in mental health today than when Labour left office.

But after Channel 4 News’ FactCheck questioned the claim, the Department of Health admitted the figure included all professionally qualified clinical NHS staff, not just mental health workers.

The correct figure, according to FactCheck, is an increase of just 692 people.

Source: Jeremy Hunt admits making false claims in the House of Commons – but refuses to apologise


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