1 Nov 2011

Mugged and foxed?

Jon Moulton’s interview with the BBC last night may make it a lot harder for Liam Fox for return to high office.

“I can definitely say I was mugged,” said Moulton of his funding for Fox’s friend-cum-adviser Adam Werritty.

“In fact, if you look in the dictionary, the definition of ‘foxed’ is ‘discoloured with yellowish brown staining’, and I fear it might be reasonably appropriate.”

Aside from the strong language, Moulton makes it clear there is documentation relating to the funds which he gave Adam Werritty, money which was solicited by Liam Fox. Moulton expalined that while the Tories were in opposition, Moulton had helped fund Fox’s “back office” and “good policy documents”.

After the party went into government, “Liam then asked me to put money in the same direction,” Moulton told Newsnight.

“I was at great pains to get written assurances as to what it was used for, which bore absolutely no resemblance to what it was used for.”

“It was a relatively small amount of money, gone, very publicly and very definitely wasted,” he added.

All of which may interest the various bodies which are still examining the Fox-Werritty affair.