Catching up with the first part of Jeremy Hunt’s testimony at the Leveson Inquiry, the one thing that sticks out for me at least is this, Vince Cable was removed from the decision making process for showing prejudice, at the very least, Jeremy Hunt, should have showed a perception of complete neutrality.
In politics, occasionally the perception matters more than the facts, and on perceptions alone it doesn’t look good for Hunt.
Given that we have the Jubilee long weekend holiday coming up, perhaps this is the optimal time for Hunt to step aside.
There are still opportunities to back Jeremy Hunt as the next out of the cabinet (Paddy Power & Ladbrokes have opportunities available)
Note: Mike Smithson is on holiday until June 7th.