The Real Werritty Scandal 128

This information comes straight from a source with direct access to the Cabinet Office investigation into Fox’s relationship with Werritty.

Gus O’Donnell, Cabinet Secretary, has fixed with Cameron the lines of his investigation to allow him to whitewash Fox. This will be done by the standard method of only asking very narrow questions, to which the answer is known to be satisfactory. In this case, the investigation into Werritty’s finances will look only at the very narrow question of whether he received specific payments that can be linked directly to the setting up of specific meetings with Fox. The answer is thought to be no; that is what Fox was indicating by his extraordinary formulation to the House of Commons that Werritty was “not dependent on any transactional behaviour to maintain his income”.

So O’Donnell will announce that Werritty received no specific money for specific meetings with or introductions to Fox.

But the deal between Cameron, Fox and O’Donnell is that O’Donnell will not address the much more important question of who funded Werritty and why. Having claimed there was no wrongdoing, O’Donnell will say Mr Werritty’s finances are private and should not be made public. It was on that basis that Werritty agreed to give financial details to Sue Gray in the Cabinet Office yesterday.

The Cabinet Office will only look for direct evidence of a little grubby money-making for introductions to Fox. But what is actually happening is much worse and much more serious. Who paid for Werritty’s eighteen overseas trips with Liam Fox and his stays in exclusive hotels in the World’s most expensive destinations? What does he live on?

The answer is that Werritty is paid by representatives of far right US and Israeli sources to influence the British defence secretary. It has been discussed within the MOD whether Werritty is being – knowingly or otherwise – run as an agent of influence by the CIA or Mossad. That is why the chiefs of the armed forces are so concerned, and why there is today much gagging at the stitch up within the Cabinet Office.

This has parallels to the Christine Keeler case but is much, much worse.

That the British Defence Minister holds frequent unrecorded meetings in the Ministry and abroad with somebody promoting the interests of foreign powers is much, much worse than a little cash-grubbing. That the person representing the foreign powers is actually present, apparently to all as a ministerial adviser, at meetings of Fox with important representatives of foreign nations is simply appalling.

That we are being so easily misdirected to a narrow cash question – and that the media have followed that misdirection – is ludicrous.

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  • Komodo

    Defence Secretary, Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP:

    “I think that ultimately that is what links us, it is not just our sense of history, but is our sense of values, our belief in liberty, our belief in democracy, our belief in choice, our belief in self-reliance – these are the things that ultimately give us that adherence to one another and I think that we must never ever be led to believe that values are unimportant or be led into disbelief or the moral equivalence of states simply because you draw laws around them that gives them equal legitimacy”. CFI Summer Reception, 13 July 2010

    (Conservative Friends of Israel website)

  • mark_golding

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  • Canspeccy

    “the interview picks out the ones who are best suited for admission”
    Oh God! Do people still believe that? The notion was debunked by experimental psychologists decades ago. Eysenck reviewed the evidence in various popular accounts as well as in scholarly journal articles.
    And same to you, Angry! I cannot undertake to review the literature in a 50-word commentary, but if you bother to look into it, you will find that I am correct.
    The reason, incidentally, that Oxbridge is a scam is that its credibility rests on their past role as schools for the elite — indeed the only post secondary schools in England. But now they are open to anyone, just like the other universities, so they are no longer elite schools! Just funny places were mainly middle class kids go and learn to say “Awxfud” instead of Oxford. Or have they given up that silly conceit?
    Today Imperial College and UMist have students as bright as any at Oxbridge, which explains why they are overtaking Oxbridge in centers for scientific research.

  • Suhayl Saadi

    So, is the noxious Liam Fox an agent of a foreign country? Wow. I thought he was many things, but it never occurred to me that he might be working for Israel. And is this SIS deciding that now he is too much of a liability? Wow. The lid needs to come right off this story. Salute to Craig for publishing it here.
    Might there be any relation with the man-in-a-bag? Might he have stumbled on something? Pure speculation. No evidence. Just a thought. Everyone’s forgoten about Gareth Williams. Who killed him? Pimlico knows.
    Tinker, Soldier, Sailor, Spy.

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