Why Jeremy Hunt thinks he'll be Britain's next prime minister | The Economist Podcast

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Why Jeremy Hunt thinks he'll be Britain's next prime minister | The Economist Podcast 3.5
Jeremy Hunt, Britain's foreign secretary, is a front-runner to become prime minister. He spoke with The Economist about his chances of leading the Conservative Party, and relations with Donald Trump and with China.

Timecoded chapters listed below:

00:28 - Why should MPs back you? What makes you different from Michael Gove and Boris Johnson?
02:31 - Can you just absolutely clarify for us what is your position on no deal?
04:01 - Do you think no deal is as bad as the Economist has been pretty clear all along and we've done very deep dives on it form a number of perspectives that we think it's pretty catastrophic for the UK economy and not very good for Europe either do you share the depth of feeling that the Economist has?
05:07 - How high is the probability of a no deal in percentage terms?
05:57 - Are there any candidates that you would or wouldn't serve under in this race?
06:26 - Why are you a better candidate than Michael Gove?
06:53 - Is it fair to change leaders in this slightly odd donkey derby with a very small electorate at a time of national crisis without the country being consulted?
07:56 - Whats your key argument for not simply going back to where we started, we started with going to the people and asking them whether they wanted to remain or leave the EU, what would be wrong with going back?
09:23 - Do you regret voting remain in the referendum?
09:49 - So knowing what you know now, would you have voted leave?
10:08 - How did we get here that we need to learn from and how much of it is the fault of Theresa May?
11:57 - Donald Trump has just been visiting you've spent some time with him, how did you find him?
13:38 - What do you say to those who say actually many of his values are not those that should be emulated or celebrated and who have wished for a moment perhaps of those at the very top of politics yourself to send a clearer message about that as president?
15:28 - President Trump this week promised the UK a phenomenal trade deal but one where everything is on the table and that includes NHS procurement - how realistic is that, it does seem to be something of a requirement from the American side however strongly many Brits feel that the NHS should be their hand and not American companies in any meaningful form?
16:41 Huawei
18:22 - Do you feel that China is an enemy to western democracies and to the United Kingdom?
20:17 - What are the chances that the next time we see you, you are the leader of the Conservative party and indeed the Prime Minister?


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Why does Hunt consistently mis-spell his name?

Author — vtrevlyn39

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Hunt is a walking disaster area. The only positive achievement of his career to date is to provide the English language with some new rhyming slang.

Author — Jack W

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Hunt is a remainer and WILL NOT deliver Brexit

Author — be frank

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The journalist looks like Brienne of Tarth

Author — Excali BirB

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Jeremy Hunt did a terrible job as Health Minister and without doubt would be a disaster of a Prime Minister

Author — Pippa Leighton

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He can go jump hes a complete and utter remainer agaist democracy in all ways a traitor like may .

Author — Nancy Reid

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Hunt going on the media rounds with the same thing:
Yes, all paths we can do are absolutely terrible, but MY plan will fix this! Too bad it is basically May's plan.

Author — Ben Graham

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Dude you do not stand a chance, we are sick to death of people who believe remain voters who lost do not get it, you are just another Mrs May, your thinking is dominated by doubt, negativity, damage control, so you are out in my books, you are not steel enough sorry that is my honest straightforward opinion,

Author — Heather 17

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Wait a minute please. Isn't THIS the buffoon who had the corrupt and collapsed NHS on his watch?

Author — particles2011

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Ewww. He has a romantic understanding of the 'special relationship'. The sycophantic needyness this exudes is just so much cringe.

Next.

Author — Rex Stout

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Oh Jez - Let's hope no one looks too deep into your entrepreneur past it may halt your quest for the top job!

Author — andrew chapman

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Another lackey from the long list of yes men.

Author — IA IK

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slime slime slime, this bloke is about as genuine as a pair of glasses from a looky looky man

Author — Team crap sheep

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He reminds me of Rimmer from Red Dwarf.   I keep thinking he should have an "H" on his forehead !

Author — ZaphodBeeb1

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Yea, entrepreneur bollocks . Boss of a company that buys medical equipment and sellsit to the NHS. And this while he was Health Secretary. ...No conflict of interest there then . As far as anyone else is concerned its called filling your boots . Hunt ryhmes with

Author — Wilf Jones

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I recently heard this man droning on about for filling young people's dreams and full potential, reaching for the stars and all that crap!!!! Please spare us, please!!!! Torys are on life support, Hunt will definitely be the off switch.

Author — Tron Dog

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How prescient it would have been of his parents, had they christened him Isaac.

Author — Con Cong

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He will have to hypnotize all eu to accept terms.

Author — Jane South

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Spare us, just more of the same good bye Hunt

Author — Heather 17

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No PM will get a good deal with the EU. There's nothing new coming out of his mouth, same old weakness. And his 'bitter industrial dispute' was the very thing that makes me dislike this man.

Author — denbydish