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Are the Tories embarrassed by Jeremy Hunt’s speech?

Every family across the UK knows the familiar dread of hosting a party, attended by an infamous uncle who can always be relied on to say something outrageous and offend unfamiliar guests.

When it comes to Theresa May’s cabinet, there could be a few contenders for the title of ‘embarrassing uncle,’ but this week, it appears to be the Prime Minister’s Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt.

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