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Boris Johnson to sack Jeremy Hunt after he ‘was a w****r to him during campaign’

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BORIS Johnson wants to sack Jeremy Hunt if he becomes the next Prime Minister today, according to reports.

The Number 10 frontrunner could dismiss Hunt from his Foreign Secretary job if he wins the Conservative Party leadership by a large margin according to his close allies.

There are also reports Johnson claims Hunt has “been a w***** to him” throughout the campaign, further fuelling his desire to remove him.

An insult which Johnson reportedly took very personally was when Hunt dubbed him a “coward” for at first refusing to take part in TV debates.

One close confidante told the Sun: “Boriss whole reshuffle revolves around what he does with Hunt."

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FIRING LINE: If Boris get in power he will reportedly want to sack Hunt (Pic: GETTY)

“Boriss whole reshuffle revolves around what he does with Hunt”

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It could be easier to demote Hunt if he continues to get flack for his handling of Iran.

Last week, the Royal Navy was humiliated when a British tanker was seized by Iranian forces in the Gulf — who then hoisted their flag on it.

However, if Johnson gets less than 60% of the vote he will be pressured to keep Hunts followers happy.

If Hunt is replaced, reportedly ex-Cabinet minsters like Sir Michael Fallon and David Davis, or Attorney General Geoffrey Cox are likely to be selected for the role.

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CONFIDENT: Boris thinks he could get as much as 60% of the vote (Pic: GETTY)

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IRAN CRISIS: Critics think this might weaken Hunt's position as Foreign Secretary (Pic: GETTY)

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