October 11th, 2011

Fox Speaks Out, Sort Of

“Friends of Liam Fox” have been in touch with Ben Brogan over at the Telegraph:

“I gather he is close to a put up or shut up moment about his private life: if his pursuers have something to say they should say it out loud rather than whisper speculation, he tells friends.”

Given that it’s Liam’s “friends” that have got him into this mess in the first place, Guido would take what they say with a pinch of salt, but he’s certainly surprised that Fox would take that high-risk route. The last roll of the dice?


86 Comments

  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Does that include accusing him of having “Aides2?

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  2. 2
    Ed the Axeman says:

    Apparently the real reason he can’t be sacked, and I’m not making this up, is that he owns a cat.

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  3. 3
    Private_Schultz says:

    Roll not role surely! Unless the role of the dice is that Liam is rolling them to decide what to do…

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  4. 4
    Edmund Blackadder says:

    I mean there is nothing more healthy and normal than having a good chum.

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  5. 7
    the last quango in paris says:

    this is all a cock up from the distraction that is Europe – it is an unmitigated disaster and Cameron is doing nothing about it. I am a member of the Tory party but am not renewing – all Politicians do is talk a good talk in opposition (unless they’re Miliband) and then potter about on the unimportnat stuff whilst in Office.

    Cameron – sort out your Cabinet – 2 have had issues in their personal lives, 2 have had a public spat and at least five are crap.

    We are meant to be getting tough on the workshy here and then bailing out the workshy in Europe – when we’re taxed you still tell us how to spend our taxed cash and how much.

    Government – get stuffed.

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  6. 8
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    OK. no more about the private life then.

    How come a business associate gets all this access?

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  7. 9
    Keith Dovkunts says:

    I’m getting hot . . .

    Guido, do you any more pictures of Dr Fox handling a big weapon?

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    • 27
      billy bender and the bum bandits says:

      He’d certainly be hard pressed to find one on here, though there are plenty of massive cocks to go round.

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  8. 10
    Sandra says:

    He should go now.

    He, like all of the political class have showen utter contempt for the taxpayer & electorate.

    What do we need a Minister of Defence for now that the EU is our protector?

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    • 19
      ;) says:

      To protect us from the French and Germans stupid

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      • 44
        Bill Hague says:

        Aren’t the Franch our new bestest fwends, who we will rely on the protect our national assets and interests, around the world? Dave said so after he met the tiny imp Sarkozy and promised him our new aircraft carriers.

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        • 83
          Anonymous says:

          Why do we need the tiny imp Sarko when we have one of our very own tiny imps occupying the speakers chair in the HoC?

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  9. 11
    Chris Huhne says:

    In future riot situations deploy helicopters armed with miniguns.
    In Afghanistan we are probably spending £100,000 to kill one Taliban.
    In Brixton we would only need to spend £1 a bullet to save £1,000,000 in welfare payments per rioter.
    And it’s good for the enviroment.

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  10. 14
    Sir William Waad says:

    This is STILL pathetic. It is very pathetic. The whole story is hopelessly, irredeemably, onanistically pathetic because nobody supposes that this chap Werrity was any security risk or that Fox wouldn’t have spent the same amount of money taking some toher hanger-on with him. All people are really interested in is whether Mr Werrity and Mr Fox have been playing cars and garages together.

    This, my friends, is deeply, utterly and pathetically pathetic.

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    • 20
      W.W. says:

      Sir William,

      It is the principle.

      If Dr Fox where a GP, would allow his ‘friend’ to sit in on consultations, touting for business?

      This is New Labour all over again

      Sack him, sack him now.

      W.W.

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    • 32
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      You still miss the bit out about business interests.

      The single strangest thing I find is that werrity used to be into the health sector.

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    • 40
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      And while I’m at it: Of course much of the comment on here is pathetic, surely that is of zero surprise to anyone.

      As for ‘tother hangers on. (never thought you were a nothernther)
      At least if it was a spad like Myers, he was at least thinking about some sort of future expert or MP. ie hangers on might be on some sort of apprenticeship

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  11. 15
    Chris John says:

    Does ‘access’ = ‘future contacts to generate business?’

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  12. 16
    tardkiller says:

    roll not role

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  13. 21
    The Red Wag says:

    But surely this is simply a “Holmes and Watson” style relationship, where the manly friends go on completely innocent jolly japes together and are not in the slightest bit homosexual. Watson’s married for God’s sake!!!

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    • 26
      Steve Miliband says:

      Is Werrity a ‘confirmed bachelor’?

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    • 59
      Peter Carter-Fuck says:

      Morecambe & Wise used to share a bed, and no-one thought anything of it. Some people have just got dirty minds. Dr Fox is as straight as William Hague and Jeremy Thorpe. What is wrong with a straight, married man, sharing his home or bedroom with a young fellow? Must another innocent dog die before we see sense in this country? Bunnies can, and will, go to France.

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  14. 24
    Jesme the unloved Fox says:

    All Liams are huhnes.

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  15. 25
    Jess The Dog says:

    Leuchars Airshow likely to be cancelled … an easy opportunity for Fox to step in and save the day?

    A half-hour drive from his best pal’s home town of Kirkcaldy as well….

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-15243812

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  16. 28
    DUDLEY ZOO says:

    Fox is Scottish

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  17. 29
    Sir Pimple Timpleton says:

    Surely he should just leave via the back passage.

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  18. 30
    Ian says:

    What a bummer.

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  19. 34
    mark says:

    “this swings both ways. just like me”

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  20. 35
    Dorothy says:

    “Given that it’s Liam’s “friends” that have got him into this mess”.

    Nothing to do with me, honest.

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  21. 36
    allan says:

    A pityfull performance for British democracy the Torys showed they really are the NASTY PARTY now becoming the NASTY NAZI PARTY.
    Their Lackeys the Lib Dems were deaf dumb and blind.
    The Labour tried but didn’t bite hard enough so it was a complete shambles for British democracy!
    The Politicians have learnt nothing from their expenses shamble they still think they can CON-DEM the public and we don’t see.
    Cameron has shown he is an ineffective PM with useless policies and to keep regurgitating its all down to Labour after all this time is pathetic.

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    • 42
      Steve Miliband says:

      But it is all Labour’s fault

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    • 43
      Stinkfinger says:

      ‘All this time’ you mean less than two years to get out of a situation Labour spent 13 years getting us into.

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    • 52
      What a plonker. says:

      All the problems that we have now are down to 90% Labour and 10% Lib/Dem
      because we cannot follow true Conservative policies.

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    • 53
      Bill Hague says:

      ‘The Labour tried’

      The Labour ( sic ) did indeed try.

      They tried to turn this country into a balkanised, fascist shithole, governed by foreigners and administered by ‘The Labour’ with their hands in everyones wallets, purses and pensions and even that was not enough. They borrowed like drunk sailors and printed even more money when they could borrow no more. Yeah ‘The Labour’ tried all right and what’s more, we will be paying for their ‘tried’ for twenty or more years.

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      • 69
        W.W. says:

        “They tried to turn this country into a balkanised, fascist shithole”

        Some would argue they succeeded.

        W.W.

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  22. 38
    Sidney Greenstreet says:

    This could be the end of a beautiful friendship…

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  23. 39
    Stinkfinger says:

    How come all these c*nts with no visible means of support have a better standard of living than us mugs with real jobs?

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  24. 41
    Paddy Powder says:

    If Diana can, I would not bet against Liam following suit.

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  25. 45
    david says:

    Hmmmm

    While studying medicine at Glasgow University in the early 1980s, Fox resigned his position on the university’s Students Representative Council (SRC) in protest at the council passing a motion condemning the decision of the university’s Glasgow University Union (GUU) not to allow a gay students society to join the union. The SRC motion called both the union’s decision and the explanations given for it “bigoted”. The GUU maintained its stance regardless and the controversy was reported in the national media while leading to many other university student unions up and down the country, including Edinburgh, cutting ties with their Glasgow counterparts. Explaining his decision to resign from the SRC and support the GUU’s position, Fox was quoted as saying “I’m actually quite liberal when it comes to sexual matters. I just don’t want the gays flaunting it in front of me, which is what they would do.” When asked about the controversy in 2008, Fox remarked that “fortunately most of us have progressed from the days when we were students more than a quarter of a century ago”.

    So stop your wagging tongues he don’t like gays: honest!!

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    • 76
      Nomdip Lume says:

      “he don’t like gays”

      Not so. He has changed his position (probably in more ways than one) as the last sentence says:

      “most of us have progressed from the days when we were students”

      If you call THAT progress!

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  26. 46
    Deep Froat says:

    Isn’t it strange how gay men are massively over represented in the Westminster arena.
    Is politics the gay profession of choice? And why should that be?

    Just saying thats all.

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    • 48
      dave (sodomy for the masses) cameron says:

      sodomites of a feather fuck together.

      lovely to see the delicious nicola boles on tv last night. she’s a naughty little pricktease, but wonderful up close – makes davina laws seem like bernard manning

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    • 54
      Hetero Inrage says:

      The Equality Commission should investigate this apparent discrimination against heterosexual members. Gays should only represent 3% of Wastemonster members, as per the statistical number of gays in society. End hetero oppression now! More hetero MP’s now!

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    • 55
      Stinkfinger says:

      For fucks sake being gay is not against the law and most people don’t give a shit about it either.
      All this sneeking around shagging in public toilets and hiding their sexuality.What’s that about except some cheap thrill Homo’s like to indulge in themselves.

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    • 70
      Foxgoose says:

      Showbiz for ugly people

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    • 77
      kleegish says:

      When your life is lived on two levels, one for public consumption and one hidden in the shadows(and don’t think there aren’t a few Shadows who might be you-know!), you think to yourself, is there a line of work I can get into that values this skill-set? Aha! Politics! As long as I can compartmentalise and remember what goes with what and who goes with who and not make a complete and utter bollocks of the whole deal, I should be all right– until I can’t, and I don’t, and I’m not.

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      • 85
        Neil Hannon says:

        God only knows what keeps bringing me here
        Gambing with everything that I hold dear
        One careless word in establishment ears
        And bang goes the knighthood, the wife and career.

        You make me feel,
        you make me feel something,
        and feeling something beats feeling nothing at all,
        and nothing at all is what I feel all the rest of the time.

        If someone sees,
        if someone hears something,
        I know it’s coming,
        the fear is making me ill,
        but then fear is part of the thrill.

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  27. 51
    Sir Strokesley Dix-Genntly says:

    I’m disgusted at the behaviour of the media in trying to hound this poor man out of office.

    He may have allowed his kindly nature to get the best of him on occasions, but if a little anal dalliance with a good chum is considered de trop, then I for one will seriously consider leaving the party.

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  28. 56
    Iain Dale's Dildo says:

    What Fox means is to put it up his arse or shut up i.e. stop being a prick tease.

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  29. 57
    Mark Oaten says:

    Don’t worry Foxy – it’s only another smear (and I should know- mmmmm!

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  30. 61
    Dave says:

    Hang on if Foxy judgment is so poor what is he doing in the job? He oughta go, stinks of Mark Thatcher episode… who the blue thunder is this Adam Werritty whats ox doing letting him poke his nose in on our behave – its the first time I’ve heard of the name.

    Cameron’s weasel words about cleaning parliament up stinks, does he mean the opposition… Foxy ought go he can’t be trusted!

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  31. 62
    Straggly Dan says:

    The last ROLL of the dice; Unless your dice are in the cast.

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  32. 64
    bird with small brain says:

    Given that prime motivators are 1) power/influence 2)money and 3) sex, the most benign explanation for Dr Fox’s behaviour is sex. So he has the unenviable situation of needing to acknowledge this (if true) in order to avoid a more sinister motive being attributed to him, but in doing so losing his right to privacy and alienating his right wing homophobic supporters. I think the moral in this is don’t go into politics unless you are prepared to be open about your orientation.

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  33. 65
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Is it a remarkable coincidence that many of the people the Fox affair touches on are gay? For example: Staunchest defender on TV last night – Nick Boles MP, director of Werritty’s Security Futures, Iain Aitken Stewart MP

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  34. 66
    Portaloo says:

    Whisper? Is there no end to this man’s delusional arrogance and can he not read? The comment sections of just about every newspaper and blog show that he must be the only man in the country who doesn’t think it’s blindingly obvious that he takes Werrity’s “advice” anally.

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    • 82
      The only straight man in the Tories says:

      You mean that Fox is the wicketkeeper and not the bowler? It’s bad enough that he bats at the bottom end of the order.

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  35. 67
    Jess The Dog says:

    Main reason Fox won’t go – like in many resignations – is that he thinks, and the party leadership thinks that more political damage will be done to Fox and to the Tories by resigning than by staying. Thirty years ago, the opposite was true… Lord Carrington resigned over the Falklands… a man who had fought in Northern Europe in World War 2 and helped capture the bridge at Nijmegen. What modern politician can stand in comparison with those veterans of the Second World War era? They are loathsome and contemptible by comparison, to a man and woman.

    Resignation should be viewed as the most honourable option rather than a hounded exit.

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  36. 68
    Lord Fondlebun says:

    I’m happy to list Liam as one of my friends.

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  37. 71
    Pint of view says:

    The sex adds spice, but apart from that (and who really cares if it’s a guy or a woman?) the whole thing is unacceptable and STINKS. Can someone please produce and invoice or two hundred so this matter can be finalised?

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  38. 75
    West of Edinburgh says:

    Oh for Fox sake!

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  39. 80
    Redbeard Rum says:

    Is that picture an attempt by Liam Fox to show off his macho side?

    “Sod the Somali pirates, it’s arse pirates I’m gunning for”

    Let’s hope he doesn’t sink as low as William Hague in his efforts to play up his masculinity.

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  40. 81
    Lord Lavender et al. says:

    I saw them in Washington. They were with Carla Rove and they were shamelessly admiring Jeff’s Gannon.

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  41. 84
    Anonymous says:

    Beware of companies that offer you Free Business Cards.
    You might find you’re enrolled in a club.

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  42. 86
    Anonymous says:

    Arse bandit

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