Freudian slit? Jeremy Hunt ‘like’s tweet announcing Justine Greening has quit government

What an absolute c… Hunt.

Jeremy Hunt (whose nickname begins with a ‘c’, followed by the last three letters of his surname, for those who need an explanation of our headline and lead line) has a knack for putting his foot in it at the wrong time – and, guess what? He’s done it again!

His first act after metaphorically kicking minority prime minister Theresa May in the teeth by refusing to be moved from the Department of Health (forcing her to add ‘and Social Care’ to his title, even though he’s already responsible for it)…

… was to kick Justine Greening in the posterior as she was on her way out of the government.

He clicked the ‘like’ button on a tweet stating that Justine Greening (who also kicked Theresa May in the teeth by refusing to be moved from Education to the DWP – but got the boot, rather than being allowed to stay).

The decision to force Ms Greening out, while caving in to male cabinet members, has triggered an outcry about sexism by Mrs May.

Mr C… Hunt’s rash choice has opened him up to similar accusations.

At least he could fall back on a well-used strategy to limit the damage caused by his gaffe: He said it was an accident.

Some might say that, having had to cancel 55,000 operations because of the NHS winter crisis that could have been avoided if he and the government weren’t so keen to make the health service ripe for privatisation, Mr Hunt’s entire political career has been an accident.

Jeremy Hunt has been left red-faced after he was caught ‘liking’ a tweet announcing Education Secretary Justine Greening had left Theresa May’s Government.

He clicked the like button on the tweet which read: “BREAKING: Justine Greening has quit the government.”

Mr Hunt, who was kept on as Health Secretary with an extended social care role in the shake-up, was forced to explain why he had “liked” the tweet.

He later tweeted: “Like button pressed by accident. Justine was an excellent minister and will be a great loss to govt.”

Source: Jeremy Hunt makes embarrassing Twitter gaffe after hitting ‘like’ on news Justine Greening has quit Government – Mirror Online

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  1. Jenny January 8, 2018 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    So we have Esther McVey as DWP minister

  2. Nick January 9, 2018 at 12:27 am - Reply

    forget hunt the sick and disabled will need to concern themselves with Esther McVey in order to survive
    I saw this coming as they was no way Justine greening could ever have possibly excepted this role with so many welfare deaths behind it over the past 7 years

  3. joanna January 9, 2018 at 2:43 am - Reply

    I am surprised at you Mike and not in a good way.

    Do you think that spelling out the “c” word is any better than writing it out in full? Some of your readers are women, and you have insulted them all!

    This from a writer who was telling people off for using foul language, including that word!

    You are a great writer and vlogger without resorting to insults that are never going to find their mark!

    Happy New Year to you and Mrs Mike!!!

    • Mike Sivier January 9, 2018 at 4:58 am - Reply

      Interesting. On Facebook I’ve had a murmur of discontent about my use of the pun “Freudian slit” in the headline. Mrs Mike encouraged me to do that.
      As for the use of Mr Hunt’s nickname – it’s no secret that he’s called that, and many may agree that I’ve been extremely tactful in the way I’ve described it.
      Bear in mind that I have not, in fact, used any foul language.
      And I think the insult has found its mark.

  4. NMac January 9, 2018 at 9:20 am - Reply

    How long, I wonder, can this shambolic minority government, propped up by terrorist sympathisers continue?

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