October 12th, 2011

Fox Trashes Werritty

Another key development in the fox-hunt from Joe Murphy at the Standard. He has got the text of “friends of Fox” attempting to trash his bestest friend Adam Werritty. Murphy stresses that he believes this is what Fox told GOD:

“It is clear that Werritty was masquerading as something he was not. He was hanging around and popping up in places, trying to be part of a group. This guy was clearly a Walter Mitty figure.

It’s fair to say that he [Fox] was naive about Adam Adam did arrive in certain places and took advantage of his friendship with Liam. It will be a very different friendship in future.”

If the government are calling you Walter Mitty, Guido doesn’t recommend you go for a walk in the woods any time soon…


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

    He has served his uses so left to graze.


  2. 2
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    “Adam Adam did arrive in certain ”

    That right?


  3. 3
    Adam Werritty says:

    I got a deodorant stick today. I’ve never used one before, so I read the instructions “Remove top and slowly push up bottom”

    I’m in Casualty but my farts smell lovely!


  4. 4
    On the Swallay Campbell says:

    Murkier and Murkier


  5. 6
    Portaloo says:

    So Werrity ‘the nutjob’ just popped up on private family holidays in Spain?


  6. 8
    Todger says:

    Did he pretend to stay in all those 5* hotels and travel first-class too. Sorry, but this is a diversion. Free rent says it all.


  7. 9
    My bestest friend is an opportunist. says:

    Fox and Werrity were both hoping to cash in on their friendships.


  8. 11
    Portaloo says:

    How does it help Fox’s case that he’s had a nutjob for a confidant / advisor for umpty-ump years?

    Yeees, we all now have full confidence in Fox’s competence to be our SofS for Defence!


    • 37
      Backwoodsman says:

      Thought Fox was only given the job to stop him being a focal point for malcontents on the right of the party. Nothing in his previous career suggested he was the man for this particular job anyway.
      Now he’s damaged goods, Cameron should suggest he falls on his sword.


  9. 13
    George Street (Mr) says:

    Fox has just cancelled his keel laying visit to Barrow on Thursday. Mmm…keel laying . . .


  10. 14
    Chris John says:

    Are we sure Werrity actually went to the wedding?


  11. 15
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    “walk in the woods”? why? because government bumps off people who have very little of interest to say, to delay the real facts coming out by at least 30 minutes?

    If that quote is correct it looks bloody loopy.


    • 69
      Anonymous says:

      It’s a reference to the Blair government calling Kelly a Walter Mitty character.


      • 101
        sockpuppet #4 says:

        Indeed. I would have been cleverer to say “45 minutes” wouldnt I?
        I really don’t think the government bumps people off for trivia like this or what is generally accepted as “what kelly knew”
        Does someone think that kelly knew something that we don’t now know?

        About the quote I’m calling loopy – I now realise its a friend or perhaps someone else who pretends he knows fox who made up the mitty quote.
        The above article has Fox talking about himself in the third person.


        • 130
          Anonymous says:

          But it says this is the story that Fox is presenting to Gus O’Donnell (GOD) So it is effectively the words of Fox.


  12. 16
    Dr David Kelly's ghost. says:

    Both Bliar and Campbell will get their come uppance. Bastardly multi millionaires. Bliar looks haunted. He is like an evil Shakespe*rian character who is just about to unravel.


    • 170
      Nemo says:

      Do you think B’Liar is actually turning into M__beth (did not want to upset any luvvies by mentioning the Scottish play)


  13. 17
    Pull the other one says:

    You mean Fox didn’t think it just a tad strange that wherever he went in the world, Adam Adam kept turning up?


    • 19
      So good he named him twice. says:

      Fox must have been pleased to see him. Why else would he say “Adam, Adam!”?


    • 28
      Captain Black says:

      My mother-in-law seems to make a habit of doing just that.


      • 117
        P.C. Filth says:

        Yes, sir. P.C. Filth’s first mother-in-law was in the habit of ‘turning up.’ Fortunately, she has been propping up the eastern side of The Hanger Lane Gyratory system for the last forty years and I can wave at her as I proceed in a westerly direction, sir. Over.


  14. 18
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Just shows how far behind these bloody arabs are. Sky news has just reported that rebels have nearly taken Sirte, the second largest city in Libya and the fighting is in tents.


  15. 27
    apro10 says:

    So now Fox is definitely finished. His only positive PR was that he had stayed loyal to a long standing friend. And come on! Nobody’s going to believe that Werrity was a Walter Mitty fantasist when Fox himself invited him along to so many meetings. Fox is drowning, and drowning faster the more he flails about.


  16. 30
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


  17. 31
    Sleepless in Kirkcaldy says:

    I hope they don’t find oot aboot me!


  18. 33
    From Blair to Heir says:

    Blair under pressure over Mitty remark

    The prime minister is facing calls to sack his spokesman for referring to government weapons inspector Dr David Kelly as a “Walter Mitty” character.



  19. 35
    Jess The Dog says:

    So much of a Walter Mitty that he ran a charity from Fox’s office, is a joint shareholder in UK Health Ltd company with Fox and so on ….


  20. 36
    mmm....... says:

    Scotch mist


  21. 38
    Anonymous says:

    And how is this supposed to make this better?

    Fox looks even more stupid if this is the truth.


  22. 41
    Ah! Monika says:

    Beware a Walter Mitty scorned


  23. 42
    A rose is a rose is a rose says:

    Walter Mitty? My arse! The guy made those business cards and trips in order to cash in on Liam Fox’s position, influence and contacts. Werritty is an opportunist and a gold digger. Not sure about him being a turd burglar.


  24. 44
    not a machine says:

    I wonder if the ruin could best be described as a walter mitty type characture ? getting into groups becomming leader , unelected and making it all up .

    Surprised at Rodger Helmer going , did a lot of work on wind farms , Delingpole will weep , real eurosceptic as well .

    The question is , is guido convinced there is more to the werrity story ,than the malicous gossip ?


  25. 45
    Martin Day says:

    All we need now is for iPhones to start playing up and we’ll have the dream headline: Apple and Blackberry crumble…


  26. 46
    Verritty Mitty says:

    Isn’t Dave’s government jumping the gun? The Blair government called Dr Kelly a Walter Mitty character after he died not before.


    • 103
      Calm Down Dear...think of all those airmiles says:

      “Dave” also called Ed it at PMQs…is there a trend here.??

      Meanwhile Kelvin Mackenzie gives a knockabout performance rubbishing the Leveson Inquiry with a few choice bon mots about arse-lickers and with especially warm words for both Cameron and Brown…..will he be the next to be referred to as a “Walter Mitty” character ??


      • 134
        M says:

        To Walter Mitty someone is secret government code to ruin their reputation and Character.


      • 149
        The Paragnostic says:

        “Brown is a compulsive liar, he has no truth in his soul.”

        Still one of the most memorable QT performances ever – Kelvin, we salute you!


  27. 48
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Why does anyone still support labour?


  28. 52
    Adam and the Pants says:

    Walter Mitty? Bullshit. Werritty was using the fox for his influence and contacts. The pair of them saw opportunities to make a stash of cash. The media is just being silly now.


  29. 53
    kleegish says:

    The Talented Mr. Werritty must have a solicitor out there who has a safe-deposit box key ‘in the event of my untimely demise.’ Go ahead, come up with a better explanation.


  30. 56
    Fox Shit says:

    What a nice person Fox is. He publicly calls his best man, best friend, business partner, holiday companion, drinking buddy, dining buddy, flatmate and working companion a Walter Mitty character when the shit hits the fan.


  31. 60
    palindromic one says:

    Madam, I’m Adam.


  32. 62
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    If he wasn’t such a podgy bastard the anagram of his name would suit him:

    Wiry Tart Dame


  33. 70
    nell says:

    still hanging on I see by his fingernails .

    any bets on how much longer he’s going to last?


  34. 71
    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    How the fuck can Fox moan about a “whispering campaign” when it’s HE who keeps taking his mate all around the world with him and has some ‘young chap’ round his house when his wife was away?

    Fox should just resign, why the fuck Cameron just didn’t fire him is beyond me. All that will happen now is the media will dig and dig and dig until they find something on Fox.


    • 155
      The Paragnostic says:

      Never mind keeping the fox out of the henhouse – this Fox obviously needs to be kept out of the cottage…


    • 163
      Domino says:

      When a scandal breaks involving a Politician in which you expect him to be “resigned” and it doesn’t happen it can only tell you one thing……it was common knowledge and many more of them were at it as well.


      • 174
        Peasant Revolt says:

        You can also guess that the powers that be don’t want Foxy Fox on the outside telling tittle tattle tales about them.


  35. 73
    The Magic Coin says:

    A gold digging opportunist who used or colluded with his friend to gain access to power, influence and contacts in order to obtain opportunities to make material gains. Nothing Walter Mitty about it.


  36. 74
    Anonymous says:

    All Tories since Lord North have been traitors and scum.


    • 83
      M says:

      Don’t forget they eat babies too !
      “we’ll keep the red flag flying here”
      Come on altogether now comrades ……

      Yeah that normal


    • 108
      Pweople in glass houses etc says:

      You’re slipping you forgot to mention Thatcher the Milk Snatcher


  37. 75
    Dave Cameron says:

    Is there any member of my gubmint that is not a homosexual pervert? Are they all like me?


  38. 77
    The only straight man in the Tories says:

    “He was hanging around and popping up in places”

    Perhaps it was Mr Werrity’s “hanging” and his ability to “pop up” that made him such a welcome companion for Dishy Doctor Fox???


  39. 78
    The Magic Coin says:

    The Walter Mitty ploy is a sales tactic to keep a story going, make it a bit more interesting and to sell more newspaper.
    ~How to sell tripe to the masses~


    • 113
      Eusebius says:

      Dr David Kelly, weapons inspector, deceased, was also characterised as a “Walter Mitty character” by propagandists loyal to the Blair regime.


  40. 80
    GOD says:

    Leave me out of it!


  41. 85
    How sordid can you get says:

    Foxy receives this man on dozens of occasions without security clearance

    He invites him to meetings with the Commanding General of ISAF FFS

    And dozens of others

    The said Verité is his “Best Man”

    And then he knifes him

    He must have Max Clifford as his PT consultant


    • 89
      Max Clifford, the best spinner of them all says:

      I must protest

      I have never advised a client to lie, knife anyone or claim unfounded damages

      I always get someone else to do that



    • 95
      47 leather-clad Village People extras milling around Soho Square fiddling with their Bl*ckberrys says:

      Does he work out, then? Looks a bit on the puny side from here. Nice butt, though.


    • 182
      Don Pederasto says:

      “The said Verité is his “Best Man”
      And then he knifes him”

      ‘It’s just business. It’s nothing personal. It’s a Westminster message. It means Liam Fox sleeps with the salami.”


  42. 86

    £300m VAT fraud by an ex-member of the filth. Even makes Blair look like a pansy.

    A few more like that and our economy would app.ear to be buzzing – for a while…


  43. 88
    Robert Mugabe's rehashed press release says:

    Is Tony Blair’s David Cameron’s government being controlled by a gay mafia?


  44. 91
    The Magic Coin says:

    Fox should be careful cus Werritty sore arse is sitting on a goldmine. Has Werritty got the title of his up and coming book thought out yet? The Secret Life Of The Fox And My Advice To Him? Kerrrchiing!


  45. 93
    " We were never THAT close he was just my pet stalker" defence says:

    The phrase…”When you’re in a hole stop digging!” springs to mind especially when all you keep throwing up is more and more piles of shit to bury yourself in


  46. 97
    Right Wing Tory says:

    Why has Uncle Ruppie (otherwise known as Citizen Murdoch) used the Sun to turn against my “right wing” friend Fox

    There must be a Guido Fawkes like plot here…


  47. 98
    Benjamin_The_Donkey says:

    Adam, I mean Gary, proves his loyalty in Team America

    it’s in German but that makes it more funny


  48. 102
    Fox News Producer says:

    I read you headline Guido

    I thought for a terrible moment that were attacking Verity

    Ooof…thanks Ruppieness it was not us

    It is just a simple lover’s tiff


    • 105
      Fox News Producer says:

      Be careful what you say

      Guido News is a sub-sub-sub -(submarine) subsidiary of the Great Citizen… Kane


  49. 106
    Portaloo says:

    Will the Werrity and Fox ‘camps’ settle it tomorrow with Handbags at Dawn on the Today programme?


  50. 107
    Lucretious says:

    Fox could not have survived in politics as long as he had if he didn’t have an instinctual awareness of the proximity of other predators.

    Rather than being naive, Fox had become like the crime boss who believes he is untouchable until the door comes crashing in.


  51. 109
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Labour remain in denial because they have no policies or ideas.
    On BBC parliament labour MP Frank Dobson is speaking – he just sums up why labour are so useless.


    • 116
      Cato Street Conspirator says:

      My god, you certainly have your finger on the pulse watching daytime TV.


      • 124
        I don't need no doctor says:

        It’s just one of my many talents. I am afraid though that I cannot attain your level of sarcasm.


  52. 112
    General Commannding the Chinese Hacking Army says:

    I want to put all your co-conspirators at ease

    We hacked anything worthwhile out of your British defence computer systems years ago

    So don’t worry too much about securiity clearances and so on

    It is all extremely transparent for us you see

    And if your Defence Minister wants to bugger around, that is, frankly, between him and his Chinese lice…(correction…ice)…

    P.S. When you want to come and suck my large ass (we are a bit Americanised you know), you can come to the People’s Chinese Army Ass Kissing Sessions, held once a week in the Great People’s Hall and we award medals to the best ass licker

    PPS Entrance free


    • 129
      Sud de Nîmes says:

      I’ll have a number 18, two number 29s, a 43 and some prawn crackers. Go light on the monosodium glutamate and please don’t gob in the noodles this time. Ta.


  53. 119
    The Truth says:

    Dear George Osborne,

    Please sort the economy out.

    Every time you leave an inch, Ed Balls appears on my television. This is unacceptable.


    UK Citizen.


  54. 121
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


    • 150
      Sheep Shaggers of the world Unite says:

      I knew he would come around

      And it is better than Fox

      Especially since we all vote Cenlic Socialist


    • 158
      Time Lord says:

      Good luck, Wales. Your country is beautiful, your young women and sheep are extremely attractive, your mushrooms are potent, your roadworks are omnipresent and you are not Scottish.
      If ever I need to revisit the 1970s, whilst my phone box is being serviced, I just hitch a lift along the A40 until we pass the event horizon that you call The River Wye.
      The land of flares and gold medallions is a pleasant distraction from the heavy shit going on in the rest of the known universe.
      We will all be slightly Welsh on Saturday.


    • 172
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:



    • 183
      Anonymous says:

      Wales Vs France. Tough choice who I hate more…


  55. 122
    I don't need no doctor says:

    If there is one MP that should resign it’s Ed Balls. Balls is an absolute disgrace.


  56. 123
    The Magic Coin says:

    The Walter Mitty idea can only work if Liam Fox had no idea who Adam Werritty is. No this is an example of opportunist gold diggers at work.


  57. 127
    Cluster fuck producer says:

    Arms producers of the world Unite!

    I produce cluster fucks

    Many others produce cluster buggeries (the new Weapon of Mass Destruction)

    We have the Unions behind us (thank god) as well

    All together, we will win and sing

    “The working class cmay kiss my arse
    We have produced the cluster fuck at last”

    (you know the rest)


  58. 131
    Dr Peter of the University of Chicago says:

    I invesnted the Peter Pinciple

    Everyone is promoted to his level of incompetence

    I never expected this whole thing to get out hand though

    You have a country of 60 million odd citiozens run a bunch of total incompetents and you say nothing ?


    • 132
      Dr Peter of the University of Chicago says:


      A bunch of adolescents who have never worked doie a serious job in their lives


  59. 133
    Empty Ed and Banzai Ed says:

    We must print more money

    It is the only way out of the hopeless mess we left

    PS These are our instructions from Larry Summers who has just been fired by O’Bama


  60. 136
    Son of Brown says:

    Everyone seems to have forgotten Cameron called Miliband Mitty during PMQs. It was a good line too. After Ed claimed energy companies were changing their policies because of what he’d said at conference, Cameron said “The last Labour leader thought he saved the world, this one is Walter Mitty”. Ed didn’t look very happy at that.


  61. 137
    IMF inspector says:

    Where are the cuts in UK governmemnt expenditure ?


  62. 138
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


  63. 140
    Pikeys says:

    Some good news at last. The High Court has rejected the appeal by the gyppos at Dale Farm. The pikeys will now have to move, the mischievous little gyppos.


  64. 142
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


    • 162
      The Paragnostic says:

      He only pointed out what is obvious – marriage is between a man and a woman, and the buggers already have ‘civil partnership’ available to them, so what’s the big deal? OK – he did say ‘you may as well legalise marriage between animals’, but that’s just hyperbole (which the poofs understand all too well – they use it all the time).

      Silly fucker’s apologised as well – which just encourages the thought police who want to curb our free speech.


  65. 143
    45 mins to launch the WMC says:

    The Walter Mitty Character assasination is a weapon of last resort. He has nothing else left in the arsenal, if it fails to work which seems most likely, then the Labour hounds will get to taste the blood of the Fox.


  66. 145
    Sweet says:

    I don’t wanna know your name
    Cause you don’t look the same
    The way you did before
    OK you think you got a pretty face
    But the rest of you is out of place
    You looked all right before

    Fox on the run
    You screamed and everybody comes a-running
    Take a run and hide yourself away


  67. 147
    Euroracketeer says:

    Hand over the money. We will not take no for an answer. What do you think this is – a fucking democracy?


    • 157
      annette curton says:

      Other despotic regimes manage to fix the votes in there favour the first time around without too much trouble, but the EEC bureaucrats are so incompetent they can’t even manage that.


  68. 161
    Reimer says:

    Anyone else outside Westminster village puzzled at how this Fox thing took so long to surface?


  69. 166
    Andy Pandy Poo says:

    I expected this, after being told to hide in the cupboard because Gus O’Donnell was coming.

    My sphincter is in an absolute rage and the next time Liam asks me to blow him I’ll turn him down flat.

    What an ingrate, after all those nights of bliss I gave him. If only I’d listened to Hague. He warned me, you know.


  70. 167
    Taxfodder says:

    You have to laugh D Cameron raping the UK just like Blair….


  71. 176
    Friends Of The Defence Secretary says:


  72. 177
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    ‘Chris Grayling MP, Dr Fox’s former campaign manager in his bid to become Conservative Party leader, defended Fox on this morning’s BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, saying: “I thought we had got past the point in politics where we needed to worry about people’s private lives.”‘

    The shadow home secretary, Chris Grayling, today apologised for the offence caused by his comments in which he said that people who ran bed and breakfasts in their homes should “have the right” to turn away gay couples.


    • 179
      Farmer Giles (heavy on EU subsidies and organic farming) says:

      Inconsistency and incoherence are the last refuges of scoundrel MPs


  73. 178
    NO 10 watcher says:

    And our favourite Gabs Bertin is involved in the this Foxy/Verity thingy


    I always loved her…


  74. 187
    Anonymous says:

    In view of the Walter Mitty remarks ascribed to friends of Fox, I think it was Jermey Thorpe who remarked of a MacMillan cabinet massacre – greater love hath no man than he lay down his friends for his life.


  75. 188
    Anonymous says:

    This site really is rather quaire


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