30 Jul 2018

Jeremy Hunt forgets nationality of his own wife

Policy Correspondent

Radio presenters have a sad and difficult history of mispronouncing his name. But today it was Jeremy Hunt’s own turn to struggle with identifying someone correctly.

While on an official visit to China, the foreign secretary mistakenly told his hosts mistakenly that his wife was “Japanese” – when she is, in fact, Chinese.

Paul McNamara revisits the excruciating moment.