British Tory Werritty scandal expanding


Liam Fox and Werritty, cartoon

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Second senior Tory caught up in Werritty access scandal

Wednesday 26 October 2011

Westminster’s wannabe “adviser” scandal engulfed another top Tory today as news broke that Minister for International Security Gerald Howarth had met in secret with dodgy charity director Adam Werritty.

Westminster’s wannabe “adviser” scandal engulfed another top Tory today as news broke that Minister for International Security Gerald Howarth had met in secret with dodgy charity director Adam Werritty.

Defence Minister Philip Hammond told MPs in a parliamentary answer that the Cannock and Burntwood MP had joined Mr Werritty in a meeting with one of his backers – the Iraq Research Group.

There is no record of civil servants attending the meeting – a breach of the ministerial code.

“Adam Werritty was also present at a meeting between Mr Howarth and a representative of IRG Ltd regarding information that could be useful to the department relating to Iraq,” Mr Hammond said.

“The discussion centred on the economic and political landscape in Iraq.

“No further contact or action has taken place,” he added.

Former defence secretary Liam Fox quit in disgrace this month after it emerged Mr Werritty, a “personal friend,” had arranged private meetings with Israeli politicians in breach of ministerial codes, lived off of donations from intelligence agencies and lobbyists and represented himself on business cards as Fox’s “adviser.”

See also here.

Disgraced former defence secretary Liam Fox declared today that he would like to get back to front-line politics, even before the dust has settled on his links with Adam Werritty: here.

ONE of the men closely linked to the Liam Fox/ Adam Werritty scandal has become Tory donor who has given the party enough money to get invited to dine with ministers: here.

14 thoughts on “British Tory Werritty scandal expanding

  1. Re #2: and how about the, in some way similar, “Henry Jackson Society”? Named for a US Senator, notorious for being in the pocket of Boeing corporation, and for advocating putting Americans of Japanese ancestry into concentration camps.

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