Jeremy Hunt has decided it is time for his political renaissance. Having endured a torrid few months over accusations he became too close to News Corp while judging whether the company’s bid for BSkyB should proceed, Hunt has now been touring around the TV studios talking about what a great success the Olympics are going to be.
But his interview for the House magazine, published today, gives the most striking sense yet of his renewed confidence. Asked whether it was still possible for him to become Tory leader, Hunt replied:
This is politics, isn’t it? From hero to zero… but definitely back again. You don’t know where politics is going to end up. I think it’s best not to have any grand plans, but I think you just have to come out of these things wiser and stronger.