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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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Cameron’s ego-boost on Facebook is a costly mistake


Someone should have told David Cameron: If you have to pay for some things, they’re not worth having.

It seems an Eton education isn’t as useful as we’re always being told.

In a desperate bid to make the Conservative leader seem more popular than he really is, the Tories have paid around £7,500 (according to The Independent) on adverts to get more fans on Cameron’s Facebook page.

There has been an increase in the number of fans – they’ve more than doubled to 128,000 – but commentators have questioned the value of the exercise, pointing out that Ed Miliband is the least popular main party leader on Facebook but Labour has led all recent election opinion polls.

The Tories said the strategy was “above board”, pointing out that such campaigns are commonly used by American presidential candidates (another indication of the Conservative love of all things American, even when they are costly and pointless – NHS England users take note).

Meanwhile, according to the Indy, “A Lib Dem insider… branded the campaign ‘pretty pathetic’, while Labour MP Sheila Gilmore added: ‘There is no end to his ego.'”

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