'What's Not To Like About Jeremy Hunt Earning £15m?'

16 January 2017, 17:01

Iain Dale Jeremy Hunt

Iain Dale wants to know what on earth is wrong with Jeremy Hunt making millions from the sale of a business he set up? If this was in America, we'd be patting him on the back for it.

Iain Dale Defends Jeremy Hunt's £15m Business Windfall

As the so-called NHS crisis rumbles on, the Health Secretary is set to make millions from the sale of a business he set up. What's not to like about that, Iain Dale wants to know.

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The Health Secretary set up Hotcourses in 1996 and it's now on the verge of being sold for around £35m, making him a tidy sum - estimated to be at least £15m.

Not surprisingly, he's come under fire today - especially as the Opposition accuses him of forcing the NHS into crisis. But Iain Dale is not joining in the attack on Hunt - he says we should be patting him on the back instead.

"I actually congratulate Jeremy Hunt on creating a company that employs a lot of people, has been incredibly successful - admittedly he's had nothing to do with it since he became an MP in 2005.

"But he set it up. It's made a profit and it's being sold for a vast sum of money.

"Now what's not to like about that?"

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