October 7th, 2011

Fox Asks For Best Man Probe

What is it with big beasts of the Tory right and controversal trips with their advisers? The issue of Adam Werritty has been circling Liam Fox for months, after it emerged the unvetted and unemployed best-man of the Defence Secretary was swanning around Westminster with House of Commons business cards that said he was Fox’s “personal adviser”. Fox previously denied he was involved in any MOD activity, yet now it emerges his former flatmate came on an official MOD trip to Sri Lanka.

In that classic trick, Fox has triggered an inquiry himself, finally seeing how fishy this all looks. You would have thought after Hague got the taxpayer to pick up the bill for his trip to Afghanistan with Christopher Myers that the Tories would be a little more careful about this sort of thing. Where Hague spent an extra weekend in Bahrain with his adviser, Fox is only thought to have attended “private events” in Sri Lanka with Werritty. All werry odd…


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  1. 1

    Awwww… best fwiends!!!

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    • 40
      Atlantic Bridge says:

      Liam Fox is the new Jeremy Thorpe. His political career has consisted of a series of attempts to find gainful employment for his “close friend” Mr Werrity.

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    • 45
      Divine Sarah says:

      Anyone seen a Fox with a beard?

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  2. 2
    Al says:

    How ‘close’ do you think they are?

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  3. 3
    Throg_lodge says:

    Strong smell of lavender in the air

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  4. 4
    Tony Blair, Millionaire & Socialist Friend of Bankers says:

    Crazy Like a Fox?

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  5. 4
    Dave Cam the WindFarm Man says:

    “Fox asks for best man probe”

    I would have thought he might know who his best man was!

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  6. 6
    John Inman says:

    Are you wearing your cream shirt and beige blazer today hun, lets match….

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  7. 7
    GideonO says:

    You’ve been a bit behind the curve on this story guido. Didn’t want to embarrass a Thatcherite?

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  8. 9
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    I thought they’d banned fox hunting ;-)

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  9. 10
    Geoffrey Chaucer says:

    Nay, quod Liam Fox, but God yeve hym meschaunce,
    That is so undiscreet of governaunce
    That jangleth whan he sholde holde his pees.

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  10. 11
    50 Calibre says:

    If it looks like a duck, swims on ponds and goes quack, it’s probably a duck.

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    • 53
      Seb coe's a cunt says:

      Looks like a panari,sounds like a panari, must be
      a closet QUEEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (go baby GO)

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  11. 12
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Another “Hauge” ?

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  12. 13
    breaking news says:

    Dr foxy asks foxy knoxy for tips on getting away with making deep cuts.

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  13. 14
    50 Calibre says:

    It’s usually money that socialists trip over, but with the Tories it’s usually sex that brings them down, one way or another. Liberals tend to just lie. Perhaps they don’t do sex and are above money…

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  14. 15
    M-M-Mr Speaker says:

    Ministers bumming their aides. Right up the alley of most BBC journoes, right Evan?*squeal!*

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  15. 16

    Question, why would you not expect anything else?

    A True Tory thinks it is birth right to do what he wants when he wants. DC GO are perfect examples. They are both making sure their extended family is doing well out of all this. It will all come out later because no reporter wants to dig and verifying the fact is always tricky.

    Labour just think, when your at the top, make sure you really step on the little people because they’ll do it to you when they get there.

    Who are the libdems?

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  16. 17
    Anonymous says:

    Guido very behind curve on this — probably because it’s a graundiad story

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  17. 19
    Anonymous says:

    Rumour in MoD circles is it’s trying to set Werrity up with enough influence so that he can stop being unemployed and become a consultant to defence companies. Access.

    Could be wrong, but that’s the consistent coffee housing.

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  18. 20
    annette curton says:

    Always have your “best man” by your side, pushing it a bit on your honeymoon night Liam.

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    • 56
      Seb coe's a cunt says:

      Maybe he was needed to ‘do the deed’ ?
      ‘i am pleased to announce she is up the duff’

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  19. 21
    Kernow Castellan says:

    “What is it with big beasts of the Tory right and controversal trips with their advisers?”

    See http://gayhomophobe.com/ for some answers to this

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  20. 22
    tiscali says:

    Where’s a phone hacker when you need him?

    Bring back the Screws.

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  21. 23
    Lord Lavender et al says:

    Meat Treat Fox.

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  22. 24
    Knobby says:

    Another day another minister out of the closet.

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  23. 29
    Sophie says:

    Why should we pay for Conservative grandees toy boys & unemployed leeches to go on holiday?

    Again we see clearly – there is nothing Tory about this shower of shite masquerading as Conservatives.

    Vote UKIP – show these faux fake bastards the door.

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  24. 30
    say what you see says:

    Looks like he is being goosed in the first picture!

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  25. 31
    Archibald The Dog says:

    In this case it doesn’t look like a duck, it doesn’t quack like a duck but it’s a duck allright. AS ANY FULE KNO.

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  26. 34
    EdMiliband says:

    I am still leader? Or have they re-shuffled me?

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  27. 37
    Cooper's rim says:

    That sound you can hear is the bottom of a barrel being scraped.

    Whose bottom though I have no idea.

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  28. 38
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Ex-defence secretary for sale, slightly foxed.

    (PS – Who benefits from removing a troublesome minister on the right, Mr Cameron?)

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  29. 39
    David Laws says:

    I’ve aways been interested in military matters.

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  30. 42
    viva la beast says:

    Fox was a great fan of the RAF, untill on a jaunt in a tornado he heard over the radio

    “Bandits at 1 o’clock”
    When he got to the mess more lunch he was most dissapointed

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  31. 44
    David Yellowlees says:

    The public are sick and tired of being lied to, so less damage will be done if Fox stands down forthwith, rather than proceed along the usual path of excuses crumbling in the face of persistent discovery.

    How many lame ducks can Dave afford to carry?

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  32. 46
    Jimmy says:

    Well to be fair there’s no higher compliment from a soldier than to be described as a good man in a foxhole.

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  33. 48
    Kenneth Williams says:

    Ooooo I say.

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  34. 62
    Liam liar, pants on fire says:

    This stinks and goes back 10 years – as far as we know.

    Fox and Werritty were together before he married the Beard, oops I mean Baird woman – and why would a senior politician and GP have a man in his twenties as his best man when he has peers and contacts galore going back 25 years?

    Werritty has more directorships (in Health a decade ago when Liam was shadow health secretary) and connections to the US and CIA than we have had hot dinners. Someone is running him and now they are running Fox.

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  35. 63
    Mark Jones says:

    This is nothing new – I was hearing back in 2000 around the bars of westminster that “Dr Fox likes the cocks”!

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