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95 thoughts on “Where’s Werritty?

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  • me in us

    @Clark – duckduckgo calls it “filter bubbling” and says it doesn’t do it. Hence I use duckduckgo and not google, though it’s hard to turn that into a verb (ddgg)?

  • Kempe

    Werrity and Gould are currently coming up if I Google your name Craig, so are Karimov, Karimova and Usmanov.

    It just means people are searching the same names, not that they’ve actually found anything.

  • Philip

    Searches related to adam werritty

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  • Jives

    Same here…BUT

    None of the above answers the key question:

    Where the actual f8ck is he?


  • April Showers

    A Delicate Truth, by John le Carré – review

    Alan Judd 4 May 2013

    A Delicate Truth John Le Carré
    Viking, pp.309, £18.99, ISBN: 9780670922790

    A Delicate Truth is unusual in the Le Carré canon in that it doesn’t explicitly feature MI6 or the other intelligence services. They have an off-stage presence but the real action involves Toby Bell, a sympathetic and conscientious Foreign Office official who uncovers corruption, cover-up and criminal deceit in the heart of Whitehall. In his dramatisation of the secret blurring of public and private interests, highlighting relentless ambition and moral cowardice, Le Carré depicts the Deep State — the inner core of the establishment — as the real enemy of institutional and individual decency. One character in particular embodies all that arouses his Dickensian indignation — ‘your normal, rootless, amoral, plausible, half-educated, nicely-spoken frozen adolescent in a bespoke suit, with an unappeasable craving for money, power and respect, regardless of where he got them from’. We all know this man; he thrives where power lies.

    Le Carré’s context is specifically New Labour and the War on Terror. A junior Foreign Office minister goes privateering on the side without the knowledge of Toby, his private secretary. The minister’s secret partner in crime is the plausible self-seeker described above, representing an American security outfit called Ethical Outcomes. Despite the New Labour context, it is of course impossible not to imagine this as an exaggerated version of Dr Liam Fox and his friend Adam Werritty, while Ethical Outcomes inevitably recalls the South African security company Executive Outcomes.

  • Brendan

    Same as first poster. And still no clue as to where Werritty has gone. I note that Fox is likely to make a comeback soon, so perhaps an enterprising journalist can ask the Big Question:

    “Where the fuck is Adam Werritty?”

    Israel, I presume. Returned to sender.

  • April Showers

    This one too.

    Name of donor: University of Bahrain
    Address of donor: University of Bahrain, P.O. Box 32038, Sakheer, Kingdom of Bahrain
    Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): return flights, accommodation, in country travel and food, with a total value of £2,500
    Destination of visit: Kingdom of Bahrain
    Date of visit: 31st March – 2nd April 2013
    Purpose of visit: To take part in the Bahrain International Symposium, to examine institutional developments and political reforms in Bahrain.

  • Vronsky

    Liam Fox
    Gus o’Donnell
    Matthew Gould
    Michael Hintze
    Poju Zabludowicz

    Searching for Matthew Gould gives:

    Adam Werritty
    Paul Flynn
    Craig Murray
    Gus o’Donnell
    Liam Fox

  • johnf

    April Showers

    I too love le Carre’s “A Delicate Truth”, and in fact much of his oeuvre in this century. I think the never-ending Cold War restricted him towards the end, but now its end has freed him and focussed him on one enemy – the Deep State in the West. He is just so angry and so funny and so withering.

    An old man in a magnificent hurry.

  • April Showers

    Xstrata’s Mick Davis gives £500,000 to Conservatives
    One of Britain’s richest businessmen known as “Mick The Miner” has emerged as the Conservatives’ biggest donor, giving £500,000 to the party so far this year

    15 May 2013

    Mick Davis gave the cash weeks before it emerged that he had quit British mining company Xstrata with nearly £75million after it was bought by commodity trader Glencore.

    Mr Davis was one of a handful of businessmen who were funding a not for profit organisation run by Adam Werritty, which led to the resignation of former defence secretary Liam Fox in 2011.

    South African-born Mr Davis has previously donated £150,000 to the Tories in 2010/11 and £7,500 to Education Secretary Michael Gove.

    Mr Davis’s donation was matched by May Makhzoumi, the wife of Fouad Makhzoumi, a Lebanese entrepreneur who was caught up in the scandal that toppled former Tory minister Jonathan Aitken in the mid-1990s, who also gave £500,000 to the Tories.

    Other prominent donors to the Tories in the first three months of the year include JCB Research which gave £57,500, and hedge fund tycoon Michael Farmer who gave £250,000.


  • Indigo


    Their partners and sponsors listed on the site make for interesting reading …

  • April Showers

    I see my old pal Louise gets a ‘menschn’ in the search results.

    She displayed rather poor judgement in choosing Mr Bozier.

    Louise Mensch’s former business partner Luke Bozier accepts caution
    Menschn co-founder says ‘six months of turmoil’ have ended after arrest on suspicion of viewing indecent images of children


    Chutzpah. No hiding away or hanging his head in shame. Tweeting away.


    Former politico and dot-com entrepreneur. Recovering sex addict & author of Don’t Bite the Apple. I muse on life’s intricacies.

    London, UK ·…

  • Komodo

    The reference to Lord Fairfax (of Cameron) above is rather interesting. Apart from his laudable interest in riding motorcycles across Russia, he is a member of the SCF Group (Sovcomflot) Executive Board,and is apparently the Senior Risk Strategy Officer.

    As a 100% (Russian -K) government-owned company with global presence, Sovcomflot board of directors is usually headed by executives from the Presidential Administration of Russia. In July 2007 Igor Shuvalov, aide to Vladimir Putin, long-time chairman of the board, was replaced by Sergey Naryshkin, chief of staff of Presidential Administration. Other directors are: Andrey Kostin (Vneshtorgbank), Yury Medvedev, Alexander Misharin, Gleb Nikitin, Charles E. Ryan (of Deutsche Bank), Aleksey Sokolov, Elena Titova (Morgan Stanley), Alexander Tikhonov, Sergey Frank (chief executive).

    Sergey Frank controls the operations as CEO since October 2004. The Management Board also includes Sergey Burima (operations), Nicholas Fairfax (London operations), Andrey Khlunev (accounting), Nikolay Kolesnikov (finance), Aleksandr Kurtynin (audit), Callum Ludgate (charter and gas), Vladimir Mednikov (law), Sergey Popravklo (Cyprus operations).

    Sovcomflot specialises in oil and LNG transportation.

  • craig Post author


    That last is very interesting. A likely interpretation is that either Fairfax or Werritty, or a friend of theirs, invented the category to celebrate their friendship and put the two of them in there. Any of our Wikipedia savvy friends able to see when that category was initiated and by whom?

  • Komodo

    DuckDuckGo’s main market is in Australia, I think. Which may be significant. (Alex, above)

  • John Goss

    I got this short bio with photos.

    “Adam Werritty
    Adam Werritty is a Scottish businessman. Werritty is a close friend of the former UK Secretary of State for Defence Liam Fox: he resided for a period in 2002 and 2003 at Fox’s London apartment and was best man at his wedding in 2005. Wikipedia
    Born: July 18, 1978 (age 34)
    Education: Madras College, University of Edinburgh
    People also search for

    Liam Fox

    Gus O’Donnell, Baron O…

    Matthew Gould”

    However from the links it threw up this story I missed last year about Fox suing Harvey Boulter for revealing facts which damaged Fox’s reputation.

    My guess is that Fox will soon be making a comeback.

    A search for Matthew Gould also only gives three names with photos.

    “Matthew Gould
    Matthew Steven Gould MBE is the current British Ambassador to Israel. Wikipedia
    Born: August 20, 1971 (age 41)
    People also search for

    Adam Werritty

    Paul Flynn

    Craig Murray”

  • Andy

    Liam Fox

    Gus O’Donnell, Baron O…

    Matthew Gould

    Michael Hintze

    Poju Zabludowicz

  • A. Sprak

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  • Indigo


    Should leave this on Usmanov thread but you seem to be following this this morning … have you found a good translation yet or would you like me to show it to my husband? Am going tomorrow.

    If you do want him to have a look is there any part of it that is more important than another? His Hungarian is now very rusty! May not get a totally precise translation but a more general one … would this be acceptable?

  • fedup

    I always go to a property developer when I want to discuss the armed forces, personally. Nothing odd about it at all.

    That wants me to register to read the article! Can you not copy and paste the article here please?

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