Politics

This supercut of people getting Jeremy Hunt's name wrong is perfect

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After a few years as a backbencher, Jeremy Hunt has found himself back in the cabinet after he replaced Kwasi Kwarteng as the chancellor following a tumultuous few weeks for prime minister Liz Truss.

The UK economy was plunged into chaos last month when Kwarteng announced a deeply unpopular mini-budget which sent the economy into turmoil and plunged the value of the pound into unforeseen depths.

In an attempt to fix the anarchy that the budget unleashed and reassure the markets that she knew what she was doing she unceremoniously sacked Kwarteng as chancellor and appointed Hunt to the role, giving him his first cabinet job since he was foreign secretary in 2019.

Of course, long-term followers of UK politics will remember that Hunt was the health secretary from 2012 until 2018 and twice ran to become Tory leader, once in 2019 and then again in 2022.

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An unfortunate side effect of constantly being in the news for Mr Hunt is that people can often get his name wrong thanks to the odd slip of the tongue - as proven in the supercut below.

This has happened as recently as June when Sky News' Sophy Ridge slipped up while reporting on Hunt's comments as the then prime minister, Boris Johnson, faced a no-confidence vote.

Amazingly, she didn't even notice.

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