Jeremy Hunt confirms he’s been sacked as foreign secretary

first_imgJeremy Hunt has been sacked as foreign secretary.Hunt says he was offered another job (reportedly defence) but decided to return to the backbenches.1/4 I would have been honoured to carry on my work at the FCO but understand the need for a new PM to choose his team. BJ kindly offered me another role but after 9 yrs in Cabinet & over 300 cab mtgs now is the time to return 2 backbenches from where PM will have my full support— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) July 24, 2019Announcing his departure on Twitter, Mr Hunt said: “I would have been honoured to carry on my work at the FCO but understand the need for a new PM to choose his team. BJ kindly offered me another role but after 9 yrs in Cabinet & over 300 cab mtgs now is the time to return 2 backbenches from where PM will have my full support.”The Foreign Secretary – who was comprehensively beaten by Boris Johnson in the Tory leadership race – left the Government after turning down the chance to become Defence Secretary.Johnson also axed a number of Mr Hunt’s supporters in a dramatic Cabinet clear-out within two hours of becoming Prime Minister.Hunt who said that he has been cabinet minister for every hour that his three children have been alive, went on to say that it was ‘time for the biggest challenge of all – to be a good dad’.2/4 I’ve been a cabinet minister for every hour my 3 gorgeous children have been alive. So whilst it may seem strange for someone who just tried to become PM (& is a terrible cliche) I have decided now is the time for the biggest challenge of all – to be a GOOD DAD!— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) July 24, 2019 Related British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in Egypt UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigns UK foreign secretary compares Trump to president Mugabelast_img read more

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