Former defence secretary Liam Fox has this morning released a bizarre article in which the controversial Tory repeatedly compares threats to national security from terrorism to what he calls the “threats” to people’s savings by factors such as low interest rates:
“Eroded earnings. Devalued savings. Today, the Chancellor must tackle this other security threat”
“It is almost universally accepted that the first duty of government is the protection of its citizens … there are other threats that I believe we have a right to be protected from … the erosion of our earnings and the devaluation of our savings.”
A threat to a Tory’s money: clearly a matter of national security.