Fox hunts Tory leadership – declares candidacy.

Liam Fox To Run For Tory Party Leadership

The ex-defence secretary, who has strong grassroots support, is likely to face Stephen Crabb, Theresa May and Boris Johnson.

17:26, UK,Wednesday 29 June 2016

Boris Johnson and Liam Fox.

Liam Fox, right, supported Vote Leave in the referendum

Dr Fox joins Work and Pensions Secretary Stephen Crabb in throwing his hat into the the ring to replace David Cameron at 10 Downing Street.

Former London mayor Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Theresa May are also expected to enter the race. (Sky News)

Only Liam Fox can unite Conservatives and country, the top LEAVE candidate (Boris is backtracking)


12 Responses to “Fox hunts Tory leadership – declares candidacy.”

  1. Men Scryfa says:

    What do you reckon Tap it’s either Gove stabbing BJ in the back or perhaps more likely someone is knee-capping Gove

  2. Men Scryfa says:

    Vine gave an account of Gove’s referendum night in her Daily Mail column. She said he went to bed at 10.30pm and slept soundly until his phone rang at 4.45am on the morning of Friday 24 June and he was informed that Britain had voted to leave the EU.

    According to Vine, “there was a short pause while he put on his glasses. ‘Gosh,’ he said. ‘I suppose I had better get up.’”

    QED these two Gove and BJ are phonies who have no interest in the sovereignty of the UK. They were just asked to do a job by fronting the Leave Campaign in order to keep the opposition in house and deny Farage the platform he richly deserves. Like my girlfriend’s yoga teacher BJ was too busy attending his daughters graduation so could not even be bothered to stick around for the vote….

    • Men Scryfa says:

      On the Friday morning, Vine said, she fetched two mugs of strong tea, and as she pulled aside the bedroom curtains she found teams of reporters were already doorstepping them. Live pictures of their house were being broadcast on Sky News.

      “By now his phone was buzzing and beeping like a demented frog. ‘You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off,’ I said … In other words, you’ve really torn it now.”

      A text from a friend warned her: “Whatever you do, don’t do a Cherie Blair. Concealer, blusher, eyeliner, lipstick: the works.”

      Their hastily abandoned plan for the day had been for their eldest daughter and two friends to go to Gove’s office at the Ministry of Justice, but on the school run she learned that the prime minister had resigned.

      “This was absolutely categorically not meant to happen. David Cameron was not supposed to go. This was not what this referendum was about; that was not why Michael backed leave,” Vine wrote.

  3. Tapestry says:

    Great comments, Men Scryfa. Liam Fox wants to lead LEAVE. Farage would work with him. If Conservatives don’t select a LEAVE leader, UKIP will landslide at an upcoming GE.

  4. Men Scryfa says:

    Either a genuine Leave Leader of the Tories or a UKIP landslide will be a step in the right direction, and would have been beyond the wildest dreams a few months ago. Thank God for BREXIT.

    • Belyi says:

      I second that wholeheartedly. The UK will only get out of this appalling Brussels stranglehold with leaders dedicated to doing just that.

  5. sovereigntea says:

    Liam Fox the NEOCON stooge is quite possibly an even worse candidate than israel firsters May & Gove.

    Lest we forget …

    Werritty and Fox were best friends forever. He attended meetings and fundraising dinners with Fox. His business cards described him as an “advisor to the Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP”. He met with a string of world leaders, including the president of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa. He was hosted at the Ministry of Defence headquarters in Whitehall 22 times. They even went to Larry Flint’s Hustler Club topless bar in New York together. And Fox took Werrity, who had not been vetted and had no official role, into meetings with senior figures in the defence world, including one with an American general.

    Where did Werrity get all the money to tag along on these various trips and functions?

    The answer to that question was left to Gus O’Donnell, then-Cabinet secretary. His report into the affair found funding came from Pargav, a company which paid over £140,000 towards Werritty’s first class airline tickets and five star hotel rooms.

    And who funded Pargav? According to media reports, the money came from high profile Tory-donating businessmen, an international investigation company, a corporate intelligence company with a close interest in Sri Lanka, supporters of close UK-US relations and prominent pro-Israel advocates.

    Whatever it was they thought they were doing when they funded the friendship between Fox and Werritty, they were willing to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on it.

    Fox could have avoided all of this by simply making Werritty a special adviser, funded by the government and security cleared. But he did not.

    • sovereigntea says:

      The multimillionaire Australian businessman who gave £104,000 to Liam Fox’s Atlantic Bridge charity and provided office space for his best man Adam Werritty has hosted the new defence secretary, Philip Hammond, at a number of fundraising dinners.

      Michael Hintze, a hedge fund owner and major Tory party donor, provided Werritty with free office space at the plush headquarters of his £5bn CQS hedge fund and allowed Fox and Werritty to travel on his private jet.

      Hammond lists him on the MPs’ register of interests as a donor several times, although his spokesman yesterday said the hospitality before and after the election had been properly registered, and openly declared.

      Werritty has been accused of seeking to misrepresent himself to a string of foreign generals, business people and even overseas heads of state.

      Hintze was at a Buckingham Palace reception for prominent Australians last Thursday when he learned that further details of his involvement with Werritty were to be made public.

      That night, Lord Bell, the PR man who helped Lady Thatcher win three elections, assisted Hintze to leak full details of Werritty’s funding to the media. The next day, Fox resigned as defence secretary.

      The sole director of Pargav is Oliver Hylton, one of Hintze’s closest aides and the manager of his charitable foundation that paid the donations to Atlantic Bridge. Hylton has said he was “naive” to sign the documents that allowed Werritty to create Pargav, which also sought donations from private equity boss Jon Moulton and companies linked to the defence industry.

      Both Pargav and Atlantic Bridge gave their registered addresses as the offices of accountants Kingston Smith at 60 Goswell Road, central London.

      Also registered at that address was Security Futures, a global risk consultancy which counted both Werritty and Hylton on its board until it was wound up last year. The company secretary of Security Futures was Tory MP Iain Aitken Stewart, a close friend of Fox and Werritty.

      One of the key donors to Pargav has been Michael Lewis, who is a former vice-chairman of Bicom, an organisation that lobbies on behalf of Israel. He has donated £13,832 to Atlantic Bridge and £5,000 to Fox. Bicom has been linked to Werritty, and paid for the 33-year-old’s flight and hotel bills when he attended a conference in Israel in 2009 to speak about Iran.

      • Tapestry says:

        I see lots of facts, which mention Fox, Werrity, and others connected with the purchase/sale of arms, Israel too. But what exactly was the misdemeanour being committed? I’ve heard it summarised as Fox bypassing the MOD, the most hidebound and corrupt department of government, to set up other channels of supply of arms. That could have been saving taxpayers millions or billions and delivering servicemen with better equipment, which they often say they would like to get. I’m not asking for anything other than a charge sheet against which Werrity and Fox could defend themselves. Mere suggestion of wrongdoing, with added sexual innuendo is impossible to respond to. They even went to a topless bar in New York. Now come on. That’s an unnecessary and irrelevant addition to a scurrilous non-allegation, which suggests lack of substance in the charges. If Fox is good at business, that might suggest he’s good at managing our affairs. I have yet to hear any allegation of wrongdoing in this whole affair despite acres of newsprint. Reputations are easy to trash, but please let’s have something that adds up to something that equates to wrongdoing, crime, corruption and not just that Fox hired Werrity, someone he clearly trusted to do a good job – unlike the officials at the MOD who spend billions supplying shoddy equipment to Britain’s armed forces decade in, and decade out.

      • sovereigntea says:

        Werrity was allowed into the MOD / War Office without vetting upon whose authority. Breach of security !

        That is enough to condemn those responsible.

  6. Tapestry says:

    I’m sorry but it was never suggested Werrity was a threat to security, maybe to someone’s wallet, who strongly objected, but he was clearly known about by security services. There was no attempt at subterfuge at any moment. He operated openly throughout.

  7. Tapestry says:

    There is no evidence that Fox is a NEOCON. If you have any, sovereigntea, it would of course be worth a look.

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