July 2nd, 2012

The Rehabilitation of Liam Fox Part I

With bright lights, cameras and TV Political Editors, it certainly looked like a comeback attempt from Liam Fox this morning. The excited glint in his eye and a new tie were only let down by the cheap polyester Union flag next to him. In many ways Fox had won before he reached the podium – the trail of his speech was enough to force the Prime Minister’s hand yesterday, triggering a U-turn on his dismissal of a referendum just hours previously. The first chance to question Fox since his cabinet departure proved more interesting…

Nick Robinson seemed horrified by Fox’s claim that he was not afraid of a post-EU Britain. “Why don’t you fear it?” pushed Robbo with terror in his voice. “Why are you not afraid of leaving?”. Asked if Dave would be happy about the intervention, Fox tried to avoid the politics. Apparently “we have to start thinking about life beyond the Westminster village”- somewhere the former Defence Secretary has spent plenty of time recently. Surely renegotiating would be impossible with LibDems? “Well it’s not easy.” Guido put it to the good doctor:

“One day people may look back at this speech as the first step towards an EU exit for the UK. Might we also look back at your first step toward politically recovery? Is taking on this cause part of your rehabilitation process for a return to high office?”

Suddenly the smile was gone. Fox replied with cold stare and chatter about the need to escape the prism of Westminster village, avoid petty personality politics, represent his constituents et cetera. So that’s a yes then.

The one time Tory leadership runner is clearly still very sore. “How do you feel?” asked Christopher Hope of the Telegraph like he was talking to a poorly aunt. “Do you wish you were back in government?”

“I don’t imagine I would be in the heart of government for about twenty-five minutes if I had given this speech.”

Apparently there aren’t “a huge amount of consolations” on the outside, but Fox said the freedom to speak out is one of them. Over to a serving Cabinet Minster to prove him wrong…


  1. 1
    Adam Werrity says:

    Woop ! Woop !

    That’s my boy.

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Easier said than done…ask the wife.

  3. 3
    Call me Dave says:

    Mandated same sex marriage is the cornerstone of my premiership

  4. 4
    Peter Mandelson says:

    If you are disgraced you should not be allowed back

  5. 5
    london man says:

    Well done Liam you speak for all the dissalusioned over Europe.

  6. 6
    ANYONE but DAVE Campaign says:

    The Tory party statement on Liam Fox’s arse !

    “We’re all in it together”

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    …and the illiterate in London.

  8. 8
    cunt by name, cunt by nature says:

    “That’s my bumboy”, surely?

  9. 9
    Anonymous says:

    Looks like Liam Fox can smell blood, and Cameron is about to be beheaded.

    Or at least be told to bend over

  10. 10
    Tower Hamlets says:

    You reckon?

  11. 11
    Nigel Farrargge says:

    Your UKIP application form is in the post Mr Fox.

  12. 12
    ANYONE but DAVE Campaign says:

    It’s just so he can slip back in to front line politics through the back door
    Next speech will be by David Laws

  13. 13
    Joss Taskin says:

    Is Liam one of the Westminster Village People ?

  14. 14

    It’s the only way to breed intelligent and competent LieBore voters and MP’s.

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    Pls don’t mention Fox, Laws, and ‘back doors’ this close to lunch…

  16. 16
    ANYONE but DAVE Campaign says:

    Good ! Cameron is fucking useless !
    and a liar
    “When the time is right” political speak for NEVER !

  17. 17
    Richard the Second says:

    Can a Leopard change his spots?

  18. 18
    Sandra says:

    Nick Robinson is a disgrace.

    Is he so institutionalised by sucking at the public sector teat that he is incapable of understanding free trade?

    Look at German automotive industry for one example – the UK is one of their biggest market for cars. Audi, BMW, VW & Mercedes do billions of pounds worth of business in new products, servicing & spares every year in the UK.

    Is Toenails really saying that the German car industry alone would accept a trade wall / war / tariffs with a free of the EU UK?

    I despise the BBC – and Red Robb’s propaganda will only get worse as democracy & the ballot box approaches.

  19. 19
    Engineer says:

    Question for Nick Robinson – What exactly is so scary about a bit more political distance between the UK and the EU?

  20. 20
    Toenails says:

    I’m fwitened mummy

  21. 21
    Mark Oaten says:

    Did someone say lunch?

  22. 22
    crystal clear says:

    Liam tells it like it is.
    Omni-whatevers does not explain this useless coalition government, but at least Fox has the experience of understanding a thorough cock-up .

  23. 23
    Toenails to you too. says:

    I don’t give answers, only versions of the truth and half truths that support the Labour Party. I am under orders to do this by Lord Thompson of the BBC and need to protect my P45. When he goes to the NY Times I may follow him.

  24. 24
    Socialists = Sociopaths says:

  25. 25
    Aunty Matter says:

    Don’t forget France an Italy, they sell us thousands of cars, wine, cheese and god knows what else. No one will want a trade war with the UK, but Robinson is one of those on the left who love the EU for just being a shithole, don’t forget the BBC have had over 200 million off the EU in bungs.

  26. 26
    Rick Nobinson says:

    But why on Earth don’t you want to live in fiscal and political servitude to unelected technocrats in Brussels ? Don’t you want to take orders from France & Germany ??

    What’s wrong with you ??

    P.S. Please check that you are up to date with your licence fee.

  27. 27
    JH says:

    Jeesus fucking Christ. Look at that line up of prize c’unts.

    That is what polls 40%+ in this country folks. Sickening.

  28. 28

    Robinson is a BeeBoid. The word, “free” is anathema to them.

  29. 29
    Lord Manglebum of Prettyboyz says:

    If Liam was a but younger he could benefit from my firm guiding hands.

  30. 30

    “I don’t imagine I would be in the heart of government for about twenty-five minutes if I had given this speech.” In other words, Dave on Sunday Telegraph was lying through his teeth. CM D has gone from a worm in sheep’s clothing to a worm in worm’s clothing. He is now so untrustworthy that he should sidle down the Benches and come out as a Lib Dem.

  31. 31
    Joss Taskin says:

    If you saw him crouching down would you help push his stool in for him ?

  32. 32
    blackmailed cocksucker Dave says:

    Stop being beastly to the wealth-creating International Financiers!

  33. 33
    Engineer says:

    This is one of the reasons why I’ve stopped paying the Licence Fee.

  34. 34
    Not surprised says:

    Darling of the Right he may be. Bit of a left-footer-who cares? Correct on an In/Out referendum – possibly but he comes across as slimy, has proved untrustworthy and avoids the real questions so, like all these thieving, gravy-train riding tossers, why on earth should we believe a single word he says?

  35. 35
    PETER MANGLEDBUN (Lord of the Rings) says:

    Due to the nasty Tory cuts to our lovely Navy
    as a goodwill gesture i would like to accommodate any surplus seamen

  36. 36
    Hang The Bastards says:

    Nick Robinson – what a fucking arsehole.

    More like Chicken-Licken….. If we leave the EU the sky will fall in !!

  37. 37
    Jimmy says:

    Nothing screams “substance” quite like the taxdodgers’ alliance

    “we have to start thinking about life beyond the Westminster village”

    One suggestion. He may want to avoid the “v” word in the circs.

  38. 38
    lastofthesummervintage says:

    bang on the money mate and there will be dick heads up and down this land that will vote for them because they haven’t a scooby what a bunch of fiddling socialist bast***ds they are

  39. 39
    lastofthesummervintage says:

    FOX is trying to steal Farage’s thunder, he’s nothing more than a F*****G plagiarist

  40. 40
    Nogbad the Bad says:

    What happened to the old school BBC Political Editors like Robin Oakley and John Cole who could ask awkward questions without appearing desperate to make themselves the story.

  41. 41
    Adam says:

    ‘Apparently there aren’t “a huge amount of consolations” on the outside, but apparently the freedom to speak out is one of them…’

    And more time playing with me is another.

  42. 42
    Adam says:

    Don’t be beastly. He’s a lovely man…

  43. 43
    Dim bal Bee says:

    What, because Nick Robinson asked a question? Fast moving pre-emptive strike.

  44. 44
    bandersnatch says:

    I love it. I love it!

  45. 45
  46. 46
    Forkbender says:

    Has anyone noticed from that picture of Foxy is he catching flies or is he morphing into Ed Balls

  47. 47

    Apart from “free” taxpayer funded bankrolling, rather than market led strategy.

  48. 48
    Forkbender says:

    Duck houses dear, or moat cleaning?

  49. 49
    Forkbender says:

    Why, whose fag is he?

  50. 50

    Except that Wing Commander Nige’s flying school, sorry, party, stole the whole idea from disafected backbench TORYS.

  51. 51
    Forkbender says:

    Nith Nige

  52. 52
    Emperor von rumpuy says:

    Dave and Nick are my little puppets.

    I’ve told them to make sure there’s never going to be a referendum.

    My Common Purpose zombies will ensure that neither they nor Ed Miliband can ever disobey their puppet master.

    It’s not just your contemptible little Parliament but all your public officials, from coastguard to parking control, your emergency services, your legal profession, your teachers , they are all in my thrall.

    You really won’t escape your fate this time.

  53. 53
    JH says:

    Nasty, nasty, nasty TPA.

    Trying to starve Jimmy and his bruvvers of all that luvverly uvver peoples money.

    Deff to em, that’s what I say, eh bruvvers.

  54. 54
    Forkbender says:

    Can a Fox change his coat

  55. 55
    Cressida's Dick says:

    Piss off Fox, you had your chance. Didn’t hear you talking in these terms when you were on the gravy train. The only ‘Tory’ I will listen to in future are those who defect to UKIP.

  56. 56
    Forkbender says:

    A bit more gobal warming should plenty of distance between say 4 meters that would sink London

  57. 57
    Forkbender says:

    Now then none of this hint, hint, nudge, nudge

  58. 58
    Engineer says:

    ‘Dim’ seems about right…

  59. 59
    Thick Lying Politicians says:

    If that the Best we can do. Whats the next one. GAY MEN LEADING THE MILITARY CHARGE??
    Has he got some financial interests in keeping the WAR going. That Cu-t in Norway was a bit mixed up when it came to getting his trousers off, says it all really at Waffen SS headquarters.

  60. 60
    Thick Lying Politicians says:

    What do you mean, Is his mouth orating Eds Balls??

  61. 61
    Thick Lying Politicians says:

    Train Afghans to Kill, give them weapons and munnitions, and let them kill our Troops. The Political class have fucked up and would rather our troops die to save face that to get our boys out of that Shit HOLE

  62. 62
    Border Terrier says:

    Fox is a cowardly c*** and he was reduced to speak at an event organised by the piss poor Taxpayers Alliance famed for its under researched and over reported pap.

  63. 63
    Marion the cat says:

    But please, please don’t ever think anything will come of it. For all Dave’s recent posturing, How do you know he hasn’t had the whisper.

    Keep the budget up, not too many waves and when the electorate kick you out (next GE) you can have a lovely EU comm. job. – Look at Kinnochio. Never trust any of the bastards unless they are elected on an extreme anti-EU ticket. So, only Farage left in it really.

    Dave will crush Fox.

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