Liam Fox's position 'increasingly precarious'

Liam Fox Mr Fox insists Mr Werritty does not work for him officially or unofficially

Well placed sources believe that Liam Fox's position is looking increasingly precarious.

However, I am told - both by his aides and by the prime minister's - that there is no chance of him resigning tonight.

Every night this week has meant a nervous wait for Mr Fox for the first editions of the papers. Tonight it is the Times which is causing them particular concern.

I hear rumours that the paper will reveal more about who funded Mr Werritty.

Mr Fox's team have not yet seen the story but are likely to respond, as they have throughout this saga, by stating that Werritty was not an official or an unofficial adviser to the defence secretary. Fox's position 'increasingly precarious'

It is increasingly clear that it is money not sex or innuendo that may prove to be Mr Fox's undoing.

Sir Gus O'Donnell's report is expected to come out early next week but could come as early as tomorrow if he concludes that the defence secretary's position is untenable.

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    Comment number 1.

    Resign ?? there is no doubt he should have been sacked but the dithering tells its own story.

    New politics same old sleaze.

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    Comment number 2.

    An appalling saga from start to finish (hopefully he will be gone soon). How many more skeletons/misdemeanour’s in the Tory closet. Plenty methinks.

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    Comment number 3.

    It appears that the Times will be doing O'Donnell's job for him but then dear old Gus was/is a lame duck Cabinet Secretary. But for Cameron hanging on hoping this potential trouble maker would remain imprisoned in the collective responsibility jail Fox would have been shot long ago.

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    Comment number 4.

    Yes, Dr Fox will surely go, if not tonight then tomorrow. Significant damage done to David Cameron and his government too. Sky high hopes back in May 2010 when they breezed in with such poise and elan, but now look. What a shower.

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    Comment number 5.

    I disagree - I fear this shows all too clearly the overwhelming control over the whole political and media spectrum the left have and the lengths that are apparently being gone to in order to oust someone who will not tow the line passed by the wizards of duality - (disarmament, limitless payment of internal and external bribery and the destruction of national identity and prowess).

    Set up!


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