Hunt promises to promise anything if people just vote for him

Jeremy Hunt saying: "Am I trustworthy? I've certainly got a lot of experience 'making' promises"
John Shafthauer

Jeremy Hunt began this leadership race a loser and he’ll end it a loser. He doesn’t seem to get that, though. This is why he’s making a series of increasingly unhinged promises to the Tory membership.

Promises, promises 

Over the past 24 hours, Hunt has promised to:

  • Send our troops back to the Falklands/Normandy/the Crusades.
  • Give tax rebates to tax dodgers.
  • Construct a statue of Margaret Thatcher in every supermarket car park.
  • Replace the NHS with a giant whipping machine that’s treadmill-powered by the ‘plebs’ it whips.
  • Start a bidding war for Scotland between Cuba and North Korea.
  • Use science to bring back extinct animals so that rich twats can hunt them back to extinction.
  • Use science to bring back Alf Garnett and record 1,000 more episodes, but this time without the satire.
  • Enact something called ‘MEGA BREXIT’.

So far, none of these promises has won him any favour.

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Total Hunt

It would be easy to feel sorry for Hunt. Oh no – wait – it wouldn’t, would it? Because this is the guy who spent the best years of his life gleefully trashing the NHS.

Although it’s a travesty that we’re going to end up with PM Johnson, it has at least been fun watching his rivals get their dreams crushed.

Featured image via Chris McAndrew – Wikimedia / Flickr – Rupert Colley

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