The cabinet investigation has not been going well for Dr Fox according to supporters and our information is that a Sunday newspaper has a number of new highly damaging allegations to put to him over his 'close' friendship with his Best Man. Meanwhile Mrs Fox is maintaining a dignified silence..this position might change. There is not expected to be a complete cabinet reshuffle but the new defence secretary will be announced later this afternoon ( Friday 14 October 2011).
Letter courtesy http://www.order-order.com/
Dr Liam Fox Resignation letter in full to David Cameron
As you know, I have always placed a great deal of importance on accountability
and responsibility. As I said in the House of Commons on Monday, I mistakenly
allowed the distinction between my personal interest and my Government
activities to become blurred. The consequences of this have become clearer in
recent days. I am very sorry for this.
I have also repeatedly said that the national interest must always come before
personal interest. I now have to hold myself to my own standard. I have
therefore decided, with great sadness, to resign from my post as Secretary of
State for Defence - a position which I have been immensely proud and honoured to
I am particularly proud to have overseen the long overdue reforms to the
Ministry of Defence and to our Armed Forces, which will shape them to meet the
challenges of the future and keep this country safe.
I am proud also to have played a part in helping to liberate the people of
Libya, and I regret that I will not see through to its conclusion Britain's role
in Afghanistan, where so much progress has been made.
Above all, I am honoured and humbled to have worked with the superb men and
women in our Armed Forces. Their bravery, dedication and professionalism are
second to none.
I appreciate all the support you have given me - and will continue to support
the vital work of this Government, above all in controlling the enormous budget
deficit we inherited, which is a threat not just to this country's economic
prosperity but also to its national security.
I look forward to continuing to represent my constituents in North Somerset.
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