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Jeremy Hunt Told Theresa May 'A Captain Does Not Abandon His Ship'

Jeremy Hunt persuaded Theresa May to let him stay as Health Secretary after declaring that “a captain does not abandon his ship”, HuffPost UK has been told.

In an impassioned, personal plea to the Prime Minister during a lengthy meeting to discuss her reshuffle, Hunt cited the public service ethos of his late father, a distinguished Navy admiral.

He declared it would be “dishonourable” to leave his post at a time when NHS staff were facing such a difficult time coping with winter pressures.

May wanted to offer Hunt an expanded post of...

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Published By: huffingtonpost - Tuesday, 9 January, 2018