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Post by eddie on Fri 12 Feb - 16:00

If you think that Jeremy Hunt hasn't got vested interests in destroying the NHS then think again. It's been part of his families long term plan to enrich themselves by transferring public assets to their companies and by driving public assets into the private sector. This man is a crook.

Throughout his career, Jeremy Hunt’s advancement seemed to involve his path crossing that of the former Virginia Bottomley, known since 2005 as Baroness Nettlestone. There is a reason for this - they are cousins.

Having studied the modus operandi of Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt for some eighteen months now, the most striking thing about him is a penchant for toughing out any and all criticisms with a bare face. Almost nothing uttered in public by this man is ever anything other than an embellishment, or a distortion, or a boldly stated but clearly inaccurate statement: “I gave full disclosure”, “I have done nothing wrong”, “It was a purely fact-finding mission” and so forth.

At the Conservative Party conference, Hunt excelled himself by suggesting to his audience that his father “worked as a manager for the NHS”. It is an exaggeration served with lashings of deception: Sir Nicholas John Streynsham Hunt (Daddy) earned his wages in the Navy and reached the position of Admiral of the Fleet. Once retired, became a quangoista par excellence. He was Chairman of the South West Surrey District Health Authority from 1990 to 1995 and then Chairman of Nuffield Hospitals from 1996 to 2001.

Ring any bells? The clues are ‘South West Surrey’, ‘Health’ and ‘Nuffield’. And it might not be too hard to imagine where he got the assist into those cosy sinecures: for not long previously, his niece Virginia Bottomley had been Minister of Health.

Admiral Sir John had an elder brother (now carefully airbrushed out of the Wikipedias and other genealogies), one Roland Colin Charles Hunt. He married Hilda Pauline Garnett, whose brother was W. John Garnett. WJG had a daughter called Hilda Brunette Maxwell Garnett….aka, Virginia Bottomley. Virginia Bottomley eventually became MP for South West Surrey.

That's the same South West Surrey for which her cousin Jeremy Hunt became MP when Virginia decided to quit open politics and become a quangoista…just like her uncle the Admiral of the Fleet.

And this wasn’t the first time Virginia Bottomley had been helpful to cousin Jeremy. She’d joined infamous quango The British Council. And it might not be too hard to imagine how Jeremy was awarded large contracts becoming a monopoly supplier to the British Council with his company Hotcourses. Nor would it involve much of a lateral leap in thought to understand how – after Hotcourses completely cocked up the first job it did for the Council – an elaborate system of shelf companies and oddly-headed invoices enabled Jeremy to carry on secretly being a preferred monopoly supplier to The British Council for the next five years…on the back of which he amassed the fortune of which he is so proud today.

Then Virginia moved upwards into Another House, becoming Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone in 2005 – handing her seat to Jeremy Hunt as if it might be a family heirloom. Hunt was duly elected, and South West Surrey.

Baroness Nettlestone mainly lobbies on behalf of the private health sector via her directorship of BUPA. She must’ve been a shoe-in for that little earner, she having been Health Secretary in charge of the public sector but then, probably Uncle Admiral’s contacts at Nuffield helped. You know how these things work.

Private health lobbying, and a creeping pauperisation of NHS hospitals began by former Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. But Andrew was a bit accident-prone – rather like his Cabinet colleague Jeremy Hunt, who partnered Newscorp in his educational supplies business, went to New York to broker a change of Newscorp’s Party preference from Labour to Tory, and then was quite coincidentally put in charge of adjudicating on the Newscorp bid for BSkyB. As we all know, that ended in tears.

But Jeremy Richard Streynsham Hunt didn’t go down a snake like the luckless Lansley. He went two rungs up the ladder to become….Secretary of State for Health. To paraphrase the old Lord Robert Cecil gag about ‘Bob’s yer uncle’ it seems the only way is up if Ginny’s yer cousin. Cameron didn’t want to give Jeremy the job the job. But Mr Hunt appears to have three very strong holds on the Prime Minister.

First, he is very – like I mean extremely – well in at Newscorp. “Jeremy is our man now: don’t mess with him”. Second, he is bankrolled by murky mega-donor JHJ Lewis – Chairman of the Groucho Club (a media-luvvie venue proven to have illegally recorded the coke-snorting antics of its celebrity customers) and influential eminence grise in the Conservative Party. And third, he has the influence and contacts via Bottomley to oil wheels here and there in the gradual sale of an engineered insolvent NHS to organisation like – and here I’m only offering suggestions of course – BUPA and Nuffield.

So there’s Jeremy newly installed as Health Secretary after just seven short years as an MP. This is a summary of his meteoric rise:

He made a fortune at the taxpayers’ expense as monopoly supplier to a notorious quango where, by happy coincidence, his cousin sat on the Board. He became MP for SW Surrey where, by happy coincidence, his cousin had been MP previously. He became Minister in charge of Media & Culture where, by happy coincidence, he wound up steering his pals at Newscorp in the right direction. And he became Health Secretary partly because, by happy coincidence, his cousin is a lobbyist for the private health sector.

The Conservative Party claims to be all about the Bonfire of the Quangos, the Party where everyone who wants to work hard can get an even break, and the Big Society. But its members, acolytes and backers remain what they’ve always been: a small Secret Society where who is far more important than what you know. Hilariously, Virginia Bottomley has described herself as “a one-nation” Conservative. Well I guess we now know which of Disraeli’s two nations she was talking about.

The truth is that none of our triumvirate of Westminster Parties has the majority citizen in mind when formulating policy. The Libdems represent slavish support for Brussels and all its works. Labour thinks equality is about affirmative, favouritist action for noisy minorities. And the Tories think they work for anyone with money and power. Brick by brick, the Wall of Class knocked down during the 1950s has been replaced by the Barrier of Influence in the 21st century. Merit? It doesn’t even get a look in. Decency? That’s for wimps.

All this disgusting graft, influence and interest-group manipulation can only be ended by banning all monied political lobbying and all political Party contributions, whatever their size. I repeat, the State must fund all political Parties and keep commerce out: it is the only way our once great and respected political culture can be revived.

I would urge all those reading this piece to examine the evidence presented as to the character of Jeremy Hunt on the The Slog’s dedicated page, Hunt Balls.

I think the time may have come for an all-voter petition demanding the removal of Mr Hunt from the Health Secretaryship.


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#westminsterscum Thanks to the Slog for this. https://hat4uk.wordpress.com/hunt-balls/

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Re: More on Jeremy Hunt.....

Post by Angry Andy on Fri 12 Feb - 16:16

Hunt is corrupt and rotten to the core.
His only aim is to privatise the NHS anyway he can and reap personal financial gain.
I dont think the British public want a privatised A&E service though.
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Post by sassy on Fri 12 Feb - 16:20

Corrupt to the bloody core.

List of MPs (from 2014, will look for a more up to date one) making money from private health companies:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/selling-nhs-profit-full-list-4646154

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Re: More on Jeremy Hunt.....

Post by eddie on Fri 12 Feb - 16:29

The blog I got that article from is really good

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Post by sassy on Fri 12 Feb - 16:30

How about this one, from a while ago, but since they came to power:

David Cameron's adviser says health reform is a chance to make big profits (The Guardian: 14 May 2011)

Mark Britnell, who was appointed to a "kitchen cabinet" advising the prime minister on reforming the NHS, told a conference of executives from the private sector that future reforms would show "no mercy" to the NHS and offer a "big opportunity" to the for-profit sector.

More at: http://www.nhsforsale.info/database/impact-database/conflict-of-interest/GOVERNMENT-POLITICIANS.html

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Post by sassy on Fri 12 Feb - 16:30

eddie wrote:The blog I got that article from is really good


Will have a look at it Eds.

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Post by sassy on Fri 12 Feb - 22:25

Here's some more about him Eddie:




Jeremy Hunt and Oxford Tories in the 80's- Terrorists, Cult Leaders and Strip Shows



Jeremy Hunt was accused over a 'cover-up' by a senior local Tory over the Oxford University Conservative Association's links to extreme right-wing groups during his presidency.
While President of the Oxford University Conservative Association [OUCA] in 1987, Jeremy Hunt was personally criticized by a top Tory Ward chairman of a ‘cover-up’ regarding OUCA's links to extreme right wing organisations. He resigned  and attacked Hunt over his fellow society officer's "invitations to terrorists” and securing of “funding for cults”.
Articles from the archives of Oxford University paper Cherwell recount a dispute between Hunt, now the Health Secretary and a senior local Conservative figure who attacked Hunt personally after members of Hunt’s committee organized dinners for leaders of the Contra terrorist organization and leading figures from the Unification Church, popularly known then as the 'Moonie cult'.

Another article, from now senior Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan, criticized the debauchery of OUCA during this period, including their use of a strip show to raise society funds.

One article dated October 30 1987 reproduces a resignation letter from Andrew Foulsham, then Chairman of the Oxfordshire Central Ward Conservative Party. Foulsham "criticized OUCA President Jeremy Hunt for 'trying to hide the fact… that OUCA has been taken over by an alien ideology'." This came after two of Hunt's colleagues on the society's executive organized a dinner for Aldolfo Calero, a leader of the Nicaraguan terrorist group the contras to a society dinner. A Human Rights Watch report on the contras from the time noted that they were “major and systematic violators of the most basic standards of the laws of armed conflict, including by launching indiscriminate attacks on civilians, selectively murdering non-combatants, and mistreating prisoners”. Foulsham's letter said "We cannot stand up as the party of law and order whilst supporting such men and invitations to terrorists cannot be said to be furthering the aims and reputations of the Conservative Party."
Foulsham’s letter said, “We cannot stand up as the party of law and order whilst supporting such men and invitations to terrorists cannot be said to be furthering the aims and reputations of the Conservative Party.”

A front page Cherwell article also reported that one of Hunt’s committee members secured a University grant for the Freedom Society, a group with close associations to the Unification Church, known as the ‘Moonie Cult’.


Cherwell reported how the Freedom Society an "extreme right wing organisation which has links to the Moonie cult” secured funding from the University to host Dr Colin Tarfus, the UK Director of the Unification Church’s organisation CARP. The society chairman Lance Gardner was at this time a member of Hunt’s OUCA committee, until being expelled following Cherwell’s revelation of his membership of the Church.

The Unification Church believes that its founder, Sung Myun Moon, is the second coming of Christ and is widely considered a cult. Despite causing controversy for its policy of mass weddings and conviction for extensive tax fraud, it was popular among the American right during the 1980’s for its strong anti-Communism. Foulsham claimed that Hunt was in denial about the ‘takeover of OUCA’ by extreme right-wingers. “I cannot support an organization so far removed from its membership” he continued. It is unclear whether Hunt knew about his fellow committee member’s controversial initiations, although he acted to expel them only after pressure from within the local Conservative party.

OUCA’s previous committee members have included Margaret Thatcher, Dominic Grieve, William Hague and Theresa May.

HUNT'S LETTER IN FULL-

MOONIE-
Dear Editor

Your front page article in last weeks Cherwell titled “Fears for Conservative club’ contained some seriously misleading allegations. I know of no libertarian faction attempting to ‘take over’ OUCA, and I consider the ‘fears’ attributed to Andrew Foulsham to be grossly exaggerated. OUCA remains a moderate association controlled by neither libertarians nor any other faction within the Conservative Party and exists to represent the views of all Conservative students at Oxford.
You correctly stated that a member of the OUCA Committee was a ‘moonie’. I can inform you that on Tuesday the OUCA Committee voted by the required two thirds majority to expel him from the Committee. The Committee judged that his activities with the Unification Church were incompatible with his status as a Committee member. I trust this decision will have the support of our members.

Yours

Jeremy Hunt, President, OUCA [Oxford University Conservative Association]



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Post by eddie on Sat 13 Feb - 10:51

Saw some of that on my FB newsfeed

He's a disgrace. An absolute disgrace.

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Post by sassy on Sat 13 Feb - 10:54

Isn't it amazing the amount of total nutcases we have in Government at the moment, what with the coke snorting Osborne brothers and Hunt.  As you say, a total disgrace.

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Post by eddie on Sat 13 Feb - 14:43

It's very strange yes. Tbh I was thinking that this particular cabinet seem more than a little "shifty" this time around.

Gordon Brown was an idiot as well and very corrupt.

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Post by eddie on Sat 13 Feb - 15:01

Anyone seen and signed this?


Consider a vote of No Confidence in Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary

Mr Hunt recently gave totally inappropriate advice to Google conditions before seeking medical opinion. He referred to Paramedics as Ambulance Drivers and has caused the first Doctors strike in years of the NHS. Mr Hunt is destroying all staff morale in the NHS & will cause recruitment issues.

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Post by sassy on Sat 13 Feb - 16:26

Signed it already Eddy, retweeted on Twitter and sent it on Facebook, the man is a menace!

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Post by sassy on Sat 13 Feb - 16:45

Just had a look, it's only been up 2 days and it's got to over 210,000

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Post by eddie on Sat 13 Feb - 16:48

They only had to reach 100,000 befroe it's even considered - it's now over 200,000 lol

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