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What Jeremy Hunt should say at Tory Party conference

There is little spare funding—but as Brexit looms there are still announcements the health secretary could usefully make

By Jennifer Dixon  

Jeremy Hunt outside No 10. Photo: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

For a cabinet minister, party conferences are a major chance to shine. The preferred role is as a striker—a zealous reformer with an eye-catching administration-defining programme. Next comes the midfielder—the safe pair of hands making steady progress. Finally, the embattled goalkeeper—the able last defence against attack in difficult policy terrain. At next week’s Conservative Party conference, what role will Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt play?

The context is difficult. There isn’t money to do much new:…

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