The Heff, with a seemingly heavy heart, has called for Fox to go:
It is what we now know about what the two men did in the public eye that makes Dr Fox’s position so precarious.
If even some of us who are sympathetic to Dr Fox’s politics feel he now lacks the credibility to do his job, what must his opponents think?
At the moment, he is dying by inches in public with each new revelation about his behaviour.
Heffer’s assertion comes on the back of another round of dodgy headlines for Defence Secretary. The news that private donors were running their own adviser for Fox in order to by-pass the Civil Service is only going to anger more people. Especially as there is no declaration of interest. Werritty looks set to be interviewed again today by Sue Gray, the Cabinet Office’s Director of Propriety and Ethics. You have to wonder how he will react to being compared to Walter Mitty…