Jeremy Hunt delivers speech at Birmingham hustings event
Jeremy Hunt described himself as “the underdog” during his speech to Conservative Party members in Birmingham at the party’s first hustings event.
The foreign secretary pitched himself as the better negotiator, warning that “catastrophe awaits,” if the wrong leader is sent to Brussels for talks with EU leaders.
The 52-year-old thanked the internet for being kind to him “for the first time in my life” as he kicked off his campaign.
He vowed a radical cut in corporation tax, a reform of the education system and to “abolish illiteracy”.
Hunt also vowed not to provoke a general election until after we’ve left the EU, if he was successful in his bid to be PM.
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