Liam Fox supporters keen to rehabilitate the former defence secretary, like poor old Louise Mensch, suffered a set back today when former ministerial standards watchdog Sir Philip Mawer belated ‘mauled the prime minister’ at a select committee hearing. But of course readers of this blog were warned well ahead of time that Sir Gus O’Donnell, the then cabinet secretary, would not be mounting much of an investigation.
There remain a great many questions to be answered — especially to whom the charity’s assets have been demised — and without a proper inquiry we will probably never know. I wrote to David Cameron in January 2010, when he was still leader of the opposition, so I can understand why he didn’t want Liam Fox to be properly investigated: he knows just how bad things really are.
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