By Graham Vanbergen – In October 2011 The Telegraph reported that: Dr
Liam Fox became the first Tory Cabinet minister in David Cameron’s
government to stand down, after more than a week of revelations about
his relationship with his best man, Adam Werritty. The Defence Secretary
announced that he was resigning after detailed disclosures showed Mr
Werritty’s activities were funded by companies and individuals that
potentially stood to benefit from Government decisions.
In February 2016 the New Statesman headlined with: In a less shameless world, Liam Fox’s career would have ended in 2011. They
quite rightly pointed out that Fox should never hold a government job
again, let alone a senior cabinet role. They also pointed out that Fox
was branded a national security risk. And so did cabinet secretary Sir
Gus O’Donnell – “The disclosure outside the MoD of details about future visits overseas posed a degree of security risk.”
Liam Fox, although marched out in disgrace, who should never, ever
been allowed to walk the corridors of power again, was last year given
the plumb role of Secretary of State for International Trade and also no
less, President of the Board of Trade.