Boris Johnson 'to humiliate Jeremy Hunt and SACK Foreign Secretary' if he becomes PM

Posted on Jul 22 2019 - 9:24am by admin

The Tory leadership frontrunner is said to be furious with his rival following Mr Hunt’s personal attacks during the race, according to The Sun. Mr Hunt previously branded Mr Johnson a “coward” for not appearing in TV debates in the early stages of the debate. Mr Johnson reportedly plans to demote Mr Hunt to a less grand Cabinet job if he becomes the Conservative Party leader.

One friend of Mr Johnson’s told The Sun: “Boris’s whole reshuffle revolves around what he does with Hunt.”

However, the former Foreign Secretary will be under pressure to keep Mr Hunt in his role if he gets less than 60 percent of the Tory members’ votes.

Mr Hunt is likely to be given a lesser job in Cabinet such as Business Secretary.

While the free position will go to someone considered more loyal to Mr Johnson such as Sir Michael Fallon, David Davis or Attorney General Geoffrey Cox, The Sun reported.

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The latest plans come after Mr Johnson appointed a mystery 55-year-old senior MP to Chief Whip.

The pair have been working on his new Government in strict secrecy.

Mr Johnson is also understood to be “determined” to give senior roles for Liz Truss and Nicky Morgan is his Cabinet as he begins a major shake-up of Theresa May’s frontbenches.

According to allies of Mr Johnson, Ms Truss’ “anti-establishment” persona is set to be rewarded by becoming Chancellor – seeing off fierce competition from Home Secretary Sajid Javid.

One source told the Daily Mail: “The reason it could be Liz is Boris is, like Liz, quite anti-convention and anti-establishment. She doesn’t like the nanny state and neither does he.

“He likes rebelling against convention. Liz is the same. They share a libertarian streak. Liz would be loyal to him.”

While Nicky Morgan – a former Education Secretary, is set to see a return in a senior Cabinet role.

Another insider of the Johnson camp said: “Nicky is pragmatic, she’s competent and she’s a One Nation Tory who’s adapted to Brexit.”

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