October 14th, 2011

The Dear Liam Letter

Dear Liam,

Thank you for your letter.

I understand your reasons for deciding to resign as Defence Secretary, although I am very sorry to see you go.

We have worked closely for these last six years, and you have been a key member of my team throughout that time.

You have done a superb job in the 17 months since the election, and as Shadow Defence Secretary before that.

You have overseen fundamental changes in the Ministry of Defence and in our Armed Forces, which will ensure that they are fully equipped to meet the challenges of the modern era.

On Libya, you played a key role in the campaign to stop people being massacred by the Gaddafi regime and instead win their freedom.

You can be proud of the difference you have made in your time in office, and in helping our party to return to Government.

I appreciate your commitment to the work of this Government, particularly highlighting the need to tackle the deficit, and the relationship between Britain’s economic strength and our national security.

You and Jesme have always been good friends, and I have truly valued your support over the years. I will continue to do so in the future.

Yours ever,

David

 


68 Comments

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

    No, He should be hung!

  2. 2
    Lord Chief Justice says:

    The PM thanks someone suspected of treason

    Are there no limits to this obscenity ?

  3. 3
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

  4. 4
    Rat's arse says:

    At least Leiber is enjoying all this, the sanctimonious, lying. m*rdering pieces of shite.

  5. 5
    Fees Office Clerk says:

    Vacancy for a best man

  6. 6
    david says:

    they’ve had his head at TM lewin

  7. 7
    oddly inevitable says:

    Throwing fresh carrion to the dogs with the Letwin story did not save the career of this talented minister. There will be tears and recriminations over a turbulent weekend. There will be a reshuffle. These are turbulent times.

  8. 8
    The Establishment won says:

    Looks like everyone has fallen for the Labour spin. He was actually a very good defence secretary.

  9. 9
    Portaloo says:

    The Beard may be surplus to requirements as well.

  10. 10
    Stavros says:

    Seems not. Fox looks as bent as a horseshoe and he gets a thank-you letter.

    Imagine if a normal person behaved like this, they’d get fired on the spot and could count themself lucky if they got a bin bag to help carry their belongings out of the premises.

    Fox will retire to the backbenches and in time a fat pension at our expense.

  11. 11
    Oliver Letwin says:

    Thank fuck for that They’ve already forgotten all about my bin habit..

  12. 12
    goy boy says:

    he’ll always have friends in tel aviv and golders green

  13. 13
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

  14. 14

    P.S. I’ll see you in six months with an even better job.

  15. 15
    Gen. Belgrano says:

    GOTCHA!

  16. 16
    nell says:

    Laugh. poor old kevan jones on sky just now trying to say that liamfox made up the story about there being a black hole at the centre of the Mod finances!! Deluded Idiot!!

  17. 17
    Adam Werrity says:

    If anyone needs me, I’ll be at Heathrow in the First Class lounge.

  18. 18
    Anonymous says:

    He probably is hung maybe even well, but should he be hanged?

  19. 19
    Gen. Belgrano says:

    Bigger crook then Nixon.

  20. 20
    nell says:

    I do hope cameron’s going to take this opportunity to reshuffle his cabinet – and get shut of huhne particularly.

  21. 21
    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Perhaps Fox knows what’s ‘coming’ in the Sunday’s…so to speak.

  22. 22
    Archer Karcher says:

    Though clearly very stupid also. If you are going to take on the Establishment, you have to be completely bombproof and above board. Something Fox was incapable of.

  23. 23
    3G spokesman says:

    No you won’t. You are of no use to us now.

  24. 24
    gildedtumbril says:

    “a very good defence secretary” You kidding, right?
    He has run down all our defence to the extent that we would have difficulty repelling an invasion tonight from Andorra.
    He is a useless arsehole…er, er, better check with his best friend and his beard.

  25. 25
    Rat's arse says:

    Nell/Anyone ….. can you tell me why people vote Leiber? No-one will admit to voting for them, but they always seem to be ahead in the opinion polls. Am I missing something here?
    Thanks. :)

  26. 26
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

  27. 27
    Archer Karcher says:

    He will also get some lucrative directorships from grateful friends no doubt.

  28. 28
    Well it's something says:

    So Liam got the black spot, right next please , Huhne or mr Letwin.

  29. 29
    Reality Check says:

    When will Labour realise that stupid OTT statements like that do them no good at all?

  30. 30
    cmack3000 says:

    he should have gone for a “ps. Did you really shag Natalie Imruglia?”

  31. 31
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    140 characters or less.

    “OK, see ya”

  32. 32
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    MP’s cannot be guilty of treason. Ask the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner, he will gladly confirm this. Jahbulon

  33. 33
    A well wisher says:

    P.S Can you please leave your private address book and breeching truss for the next chap?

  34. 34
    The Establishment won says:

    No he hasn’t. He’s been trying to fill the black hole within the MOD by cutting out the fat while trying to maintain the frontline. Unfortunately the Fat, the permanent unelected government aka the civil service, and the top military brass decided to stitch him up and get rid of him. How come we have more admirals of the fleet than we have ships?

  35. 35
    Adam Werritty says:

    Liam Fox is a Bender, and now he doesn’t care who knows.

  36. 36
    Chris Hoon says:

    Am I back in the headlight spotlight again ??

  37. 37
    return to bender says:

    About time we got your resignation letter Billy.

  38. 38
    Anonymous says:

    Naive & foolish allowing his friend to call himself an adviser. Thats 2 Ministers under this Govt that have resigned. I bet Mr Laws has already got the phone call from his pals Cammy & Cleggy.

  39. 39
    Observer says:

    What the fuck did they teach Cameron at Eton.

    Business letter protocol you spell numbers out “seventeen” not “17”.

    Cameron – uneducated PR merchant.

  40. 40
    Chutney says:

    what sort of cockwaffle is “”I now have to hold myself to my own standard”

    is “standard” a Scottish term for throbbing bellend? Brown used the term alot

  41. 41
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    We all know where twitter is.

    And what is it with this stuff? He didn’t resign when it looked like a gay story, he resigned when it looked more like dodgy contacts, laser guided lobbying, or just Fox running his own private foreign policy without government.

    Oh, and it would be “phobic”

  42. 42
    stephen fry is hobknobbing up my arse says:

    About time you changed your meds fucknuts. And btw, you must be joking about media bias, gays are fawned over in this country, fucking spoiled brats that they are.

  43. 43
    SCZTDYWDDNNTDD HOV WRRWSCZZLLHMMN says:

    #TOM#TO
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  44. 44
    Parliamentary Standards Commissioner says:

    I do not have the powers to look into accusations that the Rt Hon Liam Fox MP has broken the Ministerial Code, acted treasonably, created illegal liaisons with private companies as a Minister of the Crown, accepted hospitality from dubious vested interest entities etc.etc. In fact I don’t have any powers at all, just sitting here thinking about my £200k a year salary, my eventual peerage granted for just sitting here doing nothing. I am really looking forward to my early retirement and joining my fellow public sector senior retirees on a series of world cruises paid for by our huge index linked pensions and gratuities.

  45. 45
    Engineer says:

    I’ll lay long odds that Gus O’Donnell is relieved. This saves him having to write a very awkward report.

  46. 46
    P. Mandevilson, the Eminence Greasy says:

    Don’t fancy a spell as an EU Commissioner then ??

  47. 47
    smoggie says:

    He’s well and truly buggered now.

  48. 48
    SCZTDYWDDNNTDD HOV WRRWSCZZLLHMMN says:

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    CEHVEHN

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  49. 49
    Archer Karcher says:

    Homophobia is a completely marxist invention, designed to stifle any questioning of homosexual behaviour.
    A phobia is defined as ‘an irrational fear of something, a form of mental illness’.
    Are you seriously suggesting that people should stay silent regarding behaviour they found repellent or are mentally ill?
    Should people be shut up by law, as if we lived in a marxist ‘utopia’ simply to make you feel better about being gay?
    The suggestion that being homosexual is somehow ‘normal’ is complete and utter horseshit, if it were indeed natural, humanity and all life on earth, would have died out thousands of years ago.

  50. 50
    UN Human Rights Observer says:

    And from the odd “casino owner in Las Vegas” who funds special interest groups in the UK…among others…

    And what about those “Oligarchs”….just look down the road from you, for example, at the legal proceedings in the High Court in London between Berezovsski and Abramonich

    Two “instant” billionaires”

    How did they get their “billions”

    How did they get their “residence” in Britain?

    Is this not obscene as well for the territory of HM Queen ( the only credible person left and she is not immortal)

  51. 51
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    You know what its supposed to mean, and its not as if anyone thinks its a mental illness.

    “disproportional to the actual danger posed, often being recognized as irrational”

    And I don’t know about that, in an extended cro-magnan community it might have been useful to have an “uncle” to tidy out the cave once in a while.

  52. 52
    Czech's in the post says:

    I wouldn’t like to play you at Scrabble SCZTDYWDDNNTDD HOV WRRWSCZZLLHMMN.

  53. 53
    CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

    Billy,you’ve become a polemicist for the Gay Lobby. This is a political blog, not the comments page of the Pink News or Gay Times. Please desist with your whining, gay propaganda. You are becoming very BORING!

  54. 54
    goto100 says:

    He forgot to add,

    “I wish you all the best in your forthcoming dealings with the Crown Prosecution Service. You can take it from me they are very professional.”

  55. 55
    Lou Scannon says:

    This is Camoron we’re talking about, right ?

  56. 56
    oddly inevitable says:

    I’d lay odds that the resignation was actuated by a draft wersion of this report being circulated to the parties most intimately concerned and to the Above Top Secret words passed between them.

  57. 57
    Andrew says:

    Isn’t there a template for these bloody letters? There have been enough of them over the years . . .

  58. 58
    Lord Lucan says:

    Funny how Dave’s letter mentions his wife. One last gasp trying to bolster his Hetro cred…

  59. 59
    The Admiral says:

    Don’t know about Weekly/Fortnightly bin rounds, thanks to Letbin we have the Mirror doing Daily ones for free. Well done Olly!

  60. 60
    Osama the Nazarene says:

    He’s leaving in December anyway. Demob happy probably.

  61. 61
    Peter Hain of the Young Liberals says:

    What is most repulsive about Fox is not his grooming of Werritty for many years, but that he allowed himself to be fêted by the sordid arms dealers and guns-for-hire ‘contractors’ who thrive on the misery of Afghanistan and other poverty stricken countries. For shame!

  62. 62
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    A warm, meaningless stream of bullshit from Cameron to match that written by Fox earlier. I am 99% sure that the sentiments expressed in this piece of drivel don’t represent Cameron’s true feelings on the matter so why did he write them.

    They can’t be for Fox’s benefit – I’m sure he is well aware of Cameron’s views and has probably received in person at point blank range.

    Could they be for the public’s benefit in order to make Cameron look gracious and statesmanlike?. Well most people won’t believe them and in fact they have the opposite effect. They make Cameron look like an insincere, two-faced, oleaginous, PR cretin who thinks the public will swallow this nonsense.

  63. 63
    Leopold Bloom says:

    Yes, the play acting, the unfunny facade….

    But what I want to know is will this business result in Werritty’s claim for jobseeker’s allowance being delayed for three months while the reasons for leaving his last employer are clarified by the DWP? Will Werritty’s family be evicted from their home and denied all state handouts for three years?

  64. 64
    Toffee Nosed David Scameron says:

    pip pip! what what?

    Don’t be silly chummy – benefit reviews and council kenner evictions are only for the scum.

    the working class don’t even get benefits under my glorious regime anymore. Only profoundly long term dole scum and ex-minsters can expect didley squat from the DWP under the CONservative party y’know.

    Do sort it out old bean. What ho! Pip pip!

  65. 65
    Liam Fox says:

    Nonetheless he is a good shag.

  66. 66
    Taxfodder says:

    There is a hypothesis that Fox was “stitched up” by vested interest that may be so…however Cameron is to blame for the fiasco, in an attempt to buy off Fox (a right wing antagonist and enthusiastic expenses fiddler) with an important job to keep Fox on side, Cameron knowingly put this countries interests at risk.

    And, as we all know its not hard to corrupt the corrupted, so more a forgone conclusion than a surprise methinks.

  67. 67
    Tuscan Tony says:

    “You and Jesme have always been good friends, and I have truly valued your support over the years. I will continue to do so in the future.”

    “You and Adam”, surely.

  68. 68
    Anonymous says:

    liam Fox admits he is a tory! O.k. he has admitted it,but confession does not guarantee absolution.This is a weird ideology based in arrogance,patronization and class, in turn mixed up with heirarchy,market and networks at their most individualistic level.


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