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Jeremy Hunt sparks business anger with no-deal Brexit comment

The Guardian

Business groups have expressed anger after Jeremy Hunt said he would willingly tell people whose companies went bust after a no-deal Brexit that their sacrifice had been necessary.

In a notable escalation of his rhetoric on Brexit, the foreign secretary, who is trailing Boris Johnson in the Conservative leadership election, also said he would actively pursue no deal if a new departure plan looked impossible by the start of October – less than 10 weeks after the new prime minister takes office.

Hunt’s shift towards the harder language associated with Johnson, who has promised to deliver Brexit by 31 October “do or die”, has alarmed some fellow Conservatives. A senior party source said it was “shocking to hear an allegedly sensible politician talk so frivolously about the livelihoods of millions of people”.

Throughout the leadership campaign Hunt has stressed the potential damage from a no-deal departure, saying he would only pursue it if there was no other way to deliver

Let me be blunt: I don't like Joe Biden...

I also don’t like Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, John Hickenlooper or any of the other presidential candidates. Or politicians in general. . Bottom line, unless it one of the handful of politicos I know personally, “like” is not how I describe my engagement with them. I respect their backgrounds and abilities, and appreciate the efforts they make in their campaigns and in office. But I don’t have an emotional connection to them. I try, as objectively as possible, to evaluate their ability to serve in office, and their ability to win an election. And if I see something critical about a candidate I support, I evaluate it dispassionately and decide if my support deserves to be removed in favor of someone else. That’s why I never cry “hit job” if someone here posts something negative about someone I support, because I’m not tethered to someone simply because they’re “mine”. If an issue is serious enough to get brought now, our candidates are better off dealing with it now, because the Republicans will certainly bring it up later. And I want to help whichever candidate is best able to take on what the Republicans will throw out.

Booker: Biden's words 'causing a lot of frustration and even pain'


Democratic presidential contender Cory Booker on Sunday again criticized former Vice President Joe Biden's comments on race, saying the primary front-runner’s rhetoric is dividing the nation.

In an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the New Jersey senator said the candidate Democrats nominate to oppose President Donald Trump will need to “talk openly and honestly about race.”

“I’mnot sure if Vice President Biden is up to that task,” he said.

“We have one destiny in this nation and right now the vice president to me is not doing a good job at bringing folks together,” Booker said. “In fact, and I’ve heard this from people across the country, he’s causing a lot of frustration and even pain with his words.”

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