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Reader’s comment: Hunt laps up Project Fear


In response to The Conservative Woman: Has Boris been damaged by recent revelations? You vote!

Robert wrote:

I’m not on Twitter but the ‘recent revelations’ haven’t really said anything anyone who knows Boris Johnson, and what the Left-leaning media think of him, that is new. He’s still the best of a pretty bad bunch.

More revealing was a report I saw regarding his opponent, Jeremy Hunt. By all accounts, when questioned by Leftie Andrew Marr as to the notion that leaving the EU on WTO trade terms would see ‘entrepreneurs’ losing their companies Mr Hunt gave an answer more pathetic than the question – he’d do so ‘with a heavy heart’!

Clearly Mr Hunt, like May, doesn’t have his ‘heart’ in leaving the EU bureaucratic empire building project. His answer revealed an inability to grasp the fact that Mr Marr was simply peddling more crystal ball gazing project fear rot.

The first response to Mr Marr’s question should have been: ‘You know this for a fact or are you just forecasting?’ It would be equally fair to forecast that many ‘entrepreneurs’ across the EU will see their companies in trouble once they lose their captured UK market. It would be equally fair to forecast that, free to make or own ‘entrepreneur’ friendly fiscal and monetary policies – together, say, with some ‘free ports’ and some government help to boost exports to the rest of the world – leaving the EU with a WTO trade deal could see new entrepreneurs and their companies popping up all over the UK.

No one knows what the future holds – it’s about the UK Parliament, our democratically elected representatives, having sole control over how we are governed and how we respond to whatever ‘events’ occur in the unknown future. It is an absurd sleight of argument for Mr Marr to talk as though he does know what the future holds. As for Jeremy Hunt, clearly unable or unwilling to see the biased and erroneous argument of Mr Marr – Mr Hunt obviously, like May, laps up any ‘project fear’ nonsense either through weakness, lack of sufficient intellect or because it’s what he wants to believe – he has revealed himself to be, for those that didn’t already know it, just another version of the incompetent, slippery and EU-worshipping May. Boris Johnson may be many things but, to his immense credit, this he is not.

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