Jon Craig was smirking on Sky when he said he had no doubt that Liam Fox was “trying to be helpful” when he revealed that David Cameron had only known about Ashcroft’s tax status for a month. However Hague knew two months ago.
An innocent mistake or is the Good Doctor dipping an oar in here?
Guido has been hearing that Fox has been having quiet words in dark corners recently, discussing what life would be like in the party if there was a hung parliament. He also has a little score to settle from his very public dressing down by Cameron and Hague on the back of this cock-up in 2007. Fox has played dirty before and still harbours the delusional notion that he could one day lead the Tories. Has he really dropped Hague in it by accident…?