Today started off with prominent Brexiters Boris Johnson and Michael Gove pledging that a vote to leave the EU would result in the VAT on energy bills being scrapped — only to be contradicted by one of their own colleagues.
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:
Today, disgraced former Cameron cabinet minister Dr Liam Fox is keynote speaker at an event organised by the right-wing think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs.
Breathtaking hypocrisy from Liam Fox at PMQs, who claims that the Guardian’s coverage of Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks had left “security personnel more vulnerable”: “Can we have a full and transparent assessment of whether the Guardian’s involvement in the Snowden affair has damaged Britain’s national security?” Fox obviously has a short memory. Two years ago this […]
Conservative chairman Grant Shapps has hilariously claimed that he has banned negative campaigning in the Eastleigh by-election — while senior colleagues simultaneously launch attacks backed up by posters. Sometime online marketing spiv Shapps told the press he would be organising a: “unrelentingly positive campaign” Strangely enough, bruiser Liam Fox didn’t get the memo, blustering to Sky News: “I […]
The Tories’ latest attempt at online campaigning struggles on weakly — despite being discredited by Scrapbook for buying Facebook followers from India and links to a controversial Ukrainian oligarch. The new petition launched by Right Angle, a cack-handed attempt to emulate the huge success of 38 Degrees, has garnered just 13 signatures in five days. The group attempting […]
Just as Liam Fox attempts to relaunch his career by ranting about the EU in front of a Taxpayers Alliance logo yesterday, new details have emerged of just how deep his entanglements with inappropriate organisations were while he was in government — including an official role which he failed to declare. It was reported last year […]
Could there be a better time for Jeremy Hunt to quit than the day after his appearance at the Leveson Inquiry on Thursday? With Britain scheduled to spend a four-day bank holiday weekend distracted by Diamond Jubilee celebrations, this timing could do much to soften the blow to David Cameron. This theory has been gaining […]
With Leveson evidence revealing communications between Jeremy Hunt’s special adviser and Murdoch’s lobbyist, the email exchange perhaps offered one chink of light for the culture secretary: the claim that his SpAd, Adam Smith, had acted beyond his capacities and without Hunt’s knowledge. This is basically the same excuse offered by, erm, Liam Fox during the Adam Werritty scandal. […]
Liam Fox may be long gone, but the MoD-owned paintings he planned to sell for a veterans charity are not. A Freedom of Information request has revealed that despite the fanfare made of the idea in September 2010, the paintings still haven’t been sold — with Help For Heroes missing out on hundreds of thousands […]