October 11th, 2011

The Hand of Basher

David Davis is a natural contender to replace Liam Fox:

And it seems he is well aware of this fact…

UPDATE: The cracks are starting to show –  Patrick Mercer, who would love the job, has told the World at One:

“The Secretary of State for Defence is running a ministry which is under serious financial strictures but much more imp is fighting certainly one hot war in Afghanistan/Pakistan, the remains of a campaign in Libya and with all sorts of difficulties and problems and further campaigns and involvement on the horizon.The last thing that busy civil servants need and busy uniformed staff inside the Ministry of Defence is this sort of distraction with their boss.”


122 Comments

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

    If DD joins this coalition cabniat he will go down in my view.

    He would have sacrifice his belifs.

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    • 3
      Anonymous says:

      You forget Bill, he is a politician, none of them have beliefs that cannot be sacrificed at the first chance of gaining power and influence..

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    • 4
      A Tory says:

      I hope DD does get the job. The cabinet badly needs a Tory in it.

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      • 10
        Flatulent Veteran says:

        That is why David Cameron would rather stick his willy into a meat grinder than have DD in his Cabinet.

        What a grave disappointment this PM has been. Definitely not ‘what it said on the tin’.

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        • 11
          Tony Bliar is a complete cunt says:

          I admit Camoron fooled me once, he wont be doing it again………….

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          • Hang The Bastards says:

            He fooled me to. I will never forgive the scheming lying backstabbing traitor.

            He is certainly not the Conservative Party, and the Party needs to wake up & see the Liberal Euro loving twat for what he really is.

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      • 23
        Anonymous says:

        They may not have the decency to walk as they know full well that Cameron is a weak Prime Minister who would rather have limping casualties (Cable, Huhne, Spelman, Clarke etc.) than risking sending anyone to the back-benches to act as lightening rods for anti-coalition sentiment.

        http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/8819554/Liam-Fiox-and-Adam-Werritty-live-blog.html

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      • 45
        AC1 says:

        I’m surprised anyone was “fooled” by heir to Blair “Dave”…

        I thought it was obvious, just like Blair was.

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        • 54
          Tony Bliar is a complete cunt says:

          Yeah should have seen it, but my hatered for Brown clouded my judgement….

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          • Infuriated of West Mids says:

            But who the fuck else could we have voted for to realistically get rid of the mad cyclops? It was the lesser of two evils.

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    • 8
      Anonymous says:

      DD will do a good job and he should be the PM.

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    • 14
      Patrick Troy says:

      No worries. Idiot Barker has it on a promise. F***ing up energy and soon to be taking his well honed (huhned) skills to the DoD

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      • 79
        I Remember You Hoo says:

        That sounds about right, Barker is an identikit politician who could be in any part of the LabLibCon and you would be severely tested as to which part of the matrix from hell he belonged to, unless he mentioned it himself.

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    • 16
      principles minciples says:

      Billy, I thought you’d collected a refund and fucked off over the ‘Aides with AIDSgate’ affair. Anybody with any principles would have done so IMHO.

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      • 115
        Smokin' Butt says:

        I only wish. Guy’s got a real problem, must sit at home hitting refresh every 30 seconds all day long.

        I know the posters around here are hardly high-brow, but billy makes us look like fucking Dostoyevsky.

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    • 18
      David says:

      It would be even better if DD became the Home secretary and Mrs May went to the MOD.

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    • 32
      Math Genius says:

      P.s. Billy this is a great blog you are running, topical, interesting and responding to all your readers! Well done and carry on Conspiring Sir!

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    • 40
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      But going down on who?

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    • 48
      Sophie says:

      David Davis should be tearing Cameron & his Socialist Democratic Government to shreds from the backbenchers, not looking for a ticket on the gravy train.

      The term “right wing” cannot possibly apply to anyone associated with rusty Camerons cabal of Heathite crooks.

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      • 87
        I Remember You Hoo says:

        Easy Sophie, I don’t think Cameron is too keen on the Democratic Government bit.
        He like McBust and Bliar, takes his orders from elsewhere and ‘administers’ them on behalf of the Kommissars, whilst gurning for the cameras and using his serious face when explaining ‘how very important’ the orders are.

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        • 95
          ex-Tory says:

          Cameron won’t want any working-class peasants in the cabinet Davis has lived in the real World, worked his way up from the bottom and worked in industry. That disqualifies him from holding office

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        • 98
          AC1 says:

          Did you not notice “Social” at the front of Democracy.

          Social reverses the meaning of the next word. i.e. “social justice” Punishing people for working, to reward people for sloth.

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    • 59
      Cat says:

      What beliefs?

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    • 122
      I Hate Tesco AND the Pope says:

      Cabinet. Have to. Beliefs.

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  2. 2
    Wazzok says:

    He’s another fucker who is not averse to wasting taxpayers money for his own vanity and gain.

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  3. 5
    Sir William Waad says:

    Davis is a good man but has no specialist knowledge of Defence, as far as I’m aware.

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    • 20
      Southern Softy says:

      Perfect for the job then,
      unless he has any old flat mates hanging around.

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    • 21
      What a plonker. says:

      He was a member of the SAS in the Territorial Army ,and with his upbringing
      on South London council estates and the way that he has climbed his way up
      the slippery slope of politics would make him a very good replacement for
      Defence Secretary .

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    • 22
      Save the Tory Ship says:

      Who does ?

      Certainly not Fox

      Defence starts with enforcing security in the MOD FFS

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    • 49
      Sungei Patani says:

      He served in the TA squadron of the SAS.

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    • 64
      Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

      Has to have more than Geoff Hoon and Des Browne.

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      • 94
        I Remember You Hoo says:

        I’ll see your Hoon and Browne and raise you a Hutton and Ainsworth.

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        • 120
          Handycock, Minister of Defence in waiting says:

          It is quite clear that should Liam resign, I am the best candidate to replace him. There would be no security leaks under my leadership, because I have already asked all the questions the Russians wanted, and provided the information. I could also save much needed money by replacing current troops from the UK with cheaper recruits from Eastern Europe. Finally should there be any tension between NATO and the former Soviet Block, I would be best placed to negotiate a settlement in Russia’s favour. I was also the Liberal Democrat shadow Minister of Defence under Paddy Asdown until Charles Kennedy sacked me. All in all by far the best candidate.

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  4. 6
    the last quango in paris says:

    the armed forces are owed consistency – lets not forget how they were treated under labour – they need a damn good reason to sack dr fox – and the fact that he has been stalked around the world is not one so far.

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    • 13
      Flatulent Veteran says:

      There is a clear and present need to ensure fair play. Since much innuendo has been cast around about the nature of the relationship between Dr Fox and his friend, it suggests that his conduct is directly comparable with that of John Prescott.

      If Dr Fox has been conducting an improper relationship on company time and premises, he should, surely (?), be ennobled immediately and given a pension of 47 meat pies per deum.

      Anything less would be inconsistent and unfair – after all, he is a left wing stooge who knows the cost of everything and the value of nothing.

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    • 29
      Sir William Waad says:

      I suppose they are, but the armed forces have done a very shoddy job in Iraq, after the invasion, and in Afghanistan – lions lead by donkeys, as ever. We lost in Basra and needed the Iraqis and the Yanks to rescue us, and we are not winning in Helmand. At some point the excuses need to stop and we should fact the fact that our tactics and generalship are not good enough.

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  5. 7
    Morgan Stanley says:

    We are so happy to have the top job in the Cabinet Office

    Revolving doors and all that

    No corruption of course

    Just the inside track on everything

    It all started in America

    RPFL

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  6. 19
    Save the Tory Ship says:

    David Davies is one of the few Toriy MPs who should have been in the Government from the start

    He is a climate change sceptic also

    Good man…

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    • 24
      What a plonker. says:

      This is why he will properly not get the job .He would be one of the very few
      Tories in the government .

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  7. 25
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Diary of Met Police head recording meetings with NI exec’s ‘lost’.

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  8. 26
    Clifton Fields says:

    I think Dr Fox will have to go back to presenting the pepsi chart show on Channel 5. Shame it isn’t on anymore.

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  9. 27
    Desperate Dan says:

    The psychologically unreliable David Davis would be a nightmare to work with. He’s like Cable, Huhne and Fox rolled into one. Cameron would be mad to let him anywhere near the Cabinet. This suggestion is even more stupid than the other one – some lunatic has proposed Paddy Pantsdown for Defence.

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    • 35
      Placement to the left of me Careerists to the right says:

      The Met Chief has stated under examination from Vaz that the Met made a mistake to go after the Guardian . No they fucking didnt there was reasonable suspicion that the Guardian were getting info from Police sources in circumstances which were criminal. FFS it’s clear that there is a cover up going on, what a sack of shit Govern us.

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      • 55
        Desperate Dan says:

        The Guardian is above the Law. The police can leak any old tosh to The Guardian safe in the knowledge that it will be published without question and amplified by the BBC. The Guardian, unlike other newspapers, is perfectly free to tap phones and employ private detectives because the Guardian tap phones “in the public interest” – as defined by The Guardian. Guardian journalists are paid by dodgy educational establishments lecture students on how to tap phones without fear of prosecution – just say “I work for the Guardian”. Guardian journalists like to put other newspapers out of business and put other journalists on the dole if, unlike The Guardian, they do not break the Law “in the public interest”.

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        • 96
          Bollocks Broadcasting Corporation says:

          Our sources of news are as reliable as our sources of our funding.

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          • Bring Back Communism says:

            Our sources of news are The Guardian, Independent, NYT, FT, and the Mirror; but if it fits our agenda we will use more right wing news sources but only in a derisory and calculated manner.

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  10. 34
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Just where does Mandleson get his money from?
    What about labour’s Jim Murphy’s oversea trips. Who paid?
    What about donations to the labour party from the comany that started stirring it up for Fox.
    Why are all the comments so biased against Fox. Are the comments from BBC/Guardian supporters.

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    • 47
      Desperate Dan says:

      Because Fox always looks pompous and self-important. Because Fox tried to damage the coalition by leaking to the press. Because Fox takes his much younger friend to work with him and doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with that. Because Fox announced, at the age of 43, that he was getting married – just in time for his announcement that he intended to stand for leader. Because Fox always looks awkward and socially inept. Because Fox has such a skewed and unrealistic opinion of himself that he seriously thinks he is Prime Ministerial material.

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  11. 41
    Rome Burns says:

    In other news the EU is pressurising Slovak parliament to do an immediate rerun of today’s vote that will almost certainly torpedo expansion of the EFSF. This will get nasty.

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    • 65
      Desperate Dan says:

      As a man on the radio said this morning, why should Czechs – who work till they’re 65 then get 300 Euros a month pension – pay any money to the Greeks who retire at 45 and get 12,000 Euros a month pension. Any fool can see its not fair.

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    • 73
      The Golem says:

      Just like being bullied by the Russians all over again. Ah! the nostalgia.

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      • 105
        oddly pedantic says:

        Quite. Interesting how the Slovaks have remembered that experience and drawn strength from it. Sad that Malta could not resurrect the courage which won it the G.C.

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  12. 43
    Basil Brush says:

    On the Adam Boulton show they were discussing Foxy and werritity. They reckon foxy’s mate are briefing against his EX friend and calling him a Walter Mitty Character.

    They also reckon Fox blames camp Cameron for putting it about that Foxy is a gayer during the Tory leadership battle.

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  14. 66
    anon says:

    according to the Telegraph Liam Fox has spent on Adam Werritty’s bill for trips may be up to £85,000

    THAT’S OUR MONEY THAT IS

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  15. 68
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Old Holborn
    @Old_Holborn Old Holborn
    I have reported Chuka Umunna MP to the UK Border Agency. Just in case.
    2 minutes ago via web Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

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  16. 69
    Dave and Angela Dawes of Cambridgeshire need their heads examining says:

    Fancy being so fucking rich that the odd million quid seems like loose change down the back of the sofa.

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  17. 83
    Politics for cretins says:

    Where is David Davis on the spectrum of gayness?

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  18. 93
    David Laws says:

    Don’t forget me. I’d love a job.

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  19. 97
    Desperate Dan says:

    According to some research published today (by me) middle income earners will be very scared about my predictions and will all vote for Ed at the next election.

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  20. 106
    Jimmy says:

    “The last thing that busy civil servants need and busy uniformed staff inside the Ministry of Defence is this sort of distraction with their boss.”

    Never any distractions with Mercer of course.

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    • 111
      Captain cock says:

      Correct me if I am wrong, but didn’t he have a panic alarm installed in his office as well as locking his office door because he was fearful of his ex lover coming after him?!

      A man who is scared of getting bitch slapped has no place in the MoD.

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      • 113
        Jimmy says:

        He went whinging to the papers about how his ex mistress had duffed him up. You’d think he might be less eager to throw stones.

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        • 116
          Captain cock says:

          Yes, you would. Maybe it was a way of getting sympathy from the wife…but as an ex army man, he really did do himself over.

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  21. 108
    AN says:

    I don’t think Mercer or DD would have a look in. What about Nicholas Soames? Any thoughts…without the wardrobe/Churchill jokes!

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  22. 109
    The great, late Alan Clark says:

    There are no friends in politics – only sharks smelling for blood.

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  23. 114
    Field Marshall Cradle-Balls says:

    I’ve sent a communique to the MOD disassociating Her Majesty’s forces from that reckless sodomite forthwith.

    A replacement will need to be appointed urgently, though this time I insist that any aspirant undergoes a series of intimate tests.

    I have alerted my batman.

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  24. 118
    Madasafish says:

    Nothing wrong withn DD that another resignation will not cure..

    He amkes Wayne Rooney appear balanced.

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