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C. Flower
10-10-2011, 05:25 PM
No one does sleaze like Tory sleaze.

Liam Fox, Defence Minister, has apologised for his unseemly "conflict of interest" relationship with a friend, Adam Werrity, who, with his connivance, posed as a Ministerial advisor while running a defense-related private business out of Fox's office.

http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/85642,people,news,fox-video-shows-werritty-meeting-sri-lankan-president-

The matter is under investigation, but extraordinarily, Fox has not resigned.

Baron von Biffo
10-10-2011, 05:27 PM
No one does sleaze like Tory sleaze.

Liam Fox, Defence Minister, has apologised for his unseemly "conflict of interest" relationship with a friend, Adam Werrity, who, with his connivance, posed as a Ministerial advisor while running a defense-related private business out of Fox's office.

http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/85642,people,news,fox-video-shows-werritty-meeting-sri-lankan-president-

The matter is under investigation, but extraordinarily, Fox has not resigned.

Must think he's a TD rather than an MP.

morticia
11-10-2011, 08:35 PM
Give it time....and another few weeks of press "outrage"....

PaddyJoe
14-10-2011, 03:36 PM
Fox has left the building:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2011/oct/14/liam-fox-resigns-live-coverage

C. Flower
14-10-2011, 05:01 PM
Gone indeed.

"Blurry"

Griska
14-10-2011, 05:31 PM
Fox is a darling of the right-wing.
Apparently, Cameron didn't want to banish him to the backbenches until he took the temperature of the right as he feared a Fox-led rebellion over Europe and the possible new treaty.

Imagine David Cameron thinking you were particularly right-wing:eek:

Kev Bar
14-10-2011, 05:36 PM
No one does sleaze like Tory sleaze.

Liam Fox, Defence Minister, has apologised for his unseemly "conflict of interest" relationship with a friend, Adam Werrity, who, with his connivance, posed as a Ministerial advisor while running a defense-related private business out of Fox's office.

http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/85642,people,news,fox-video-shows-werritty-meeting-sri-lankan-president-

The matter is under investigation, but extraordinarily, Fox has not resigned.

Good snappy thread title there Cactus.

As he is the defence man, can I add to it and make a little more apt.

Fox In Hole. Fire In The Hole,

Re Tory sleaze...have I missed a spanking accusation?

Griska
14-10-2011, 05:41 PM
Good snappy thread title there Cactus.

As he is the defence man, can I add to it and make a little more apt.

Fox In Hole. Fire In The Hole,

Re Tory sleaze...have I missed a spanking accusation?

It hasn't been mentioned, but that's presumably because it goes without saying.

Kev Bar
14-10-2011, 06:00 PM
A poster speaks some sense over in Guardian land.

Think more than anything else Liam Fox's resignation shows what appallingly bad judgement David Cameron has. It was clear to anyone with an ounce of common sense that inevitably Fox would ultimately have to resign. It was also clear that the longer Liam Fox remained in office, the more this story would build. Because even in the best case scenario these were serious errors of judgement, repeated breaches of the ministerial code, and the explanations Liam Fox first gave, have been repeatedly contradicted by new information that kept emerging.

The PM must be extraordinarily incompetent if he couldn't foresee what was going to happen. You would have to assume that David Cameron naively thought that if he put a lid on it, eventually it would blow over. When it was always clear to anyone with good judgment that as long as Liam Fox remained in office that this story would run and run, with yet more damaging revelations emerging. It's very worrying that our prime minister appears to be one of the few people in the country that couldn't foresee the inevitable happening. He showed the same bizarre lack of judgement in hiring Andy Coulson, and all his other dealings with NI. So it shouldn't just be Liam Fox resigning, but his boss. Just how many times does it take for David Cameron to exhibit the same remarkable lack of critical judgement, before those with stars in their eyes wake up to how incompetent he is.

Kev Bar
14-10-2011, 06:00 PM
It hasn't been mentioned, but that's presumably because it goes without saying.


OUCH!

Harder please!

morticia
14-10-2011, 07:49 PM
OUCH!

Harder please!

excuse me, Matron, but I'm reporting for punishment.....

Has Viz resurrected Baxter Basics the Tory MP yet?? :D

DCon
21-02-2012, 11:54 PM
Fox is in the FT today, representing some "right wing Tories" (what would a left wing Torie be?)


Asking for lower taxes and deregulation of the Labour market.



It also needs to be cheaper for companies to increase the size of the workforce. There is a strong argument for further public spending reductions, not to fund a faster reduction in the deficit, but to reduce taxes on employment. Although the coalition agreement may require the chancellor to raise personal tax allowances (which should be paid for with spending restraint not new taxes) he should use the proceeds of spending reductions to cut employers’ national insurance contributions across the board.





To restore Britain’s competitiveness we must begin by deregulating the labour market. Political objections must be overridden. It is too difficult to hire and fire and too expensive to take on new employees. It is intellectually unsustainable to believe that workplace rights should remain untouchable while output and employment are clearly cyclical.


http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/2ee5b8de-5c8d-11e1-8f1f-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1n48JA42X

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/73176578-5cad-11e1-8f1f-00144feabdc0.html

Registration at the FT is free and allows one to read 10 articles per month

Baron von Biffo
22-02-2012, 10:41 AM
(what would a left wing Torie be?)

http://thehiberniatimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/EamonGilmore.jpg

DCon
22-02-2012, 01:05 PM
http://thehiberniatimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/EamonGilmore.jpg

Does Comrade even bother to pretend to be left wing any more?