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Brexit: Liam Fox, fat and lazy Britons must work for fascist UK

Good news, Brexiters, Britain’s trade secretary, Dr Liam Fox, a former GP, wants you to stop playing sport and work for the State. He says:

“This country is not the free- trading nation that it once was. We have become too lazy, and too fat on our successes in previous generations.

“What is the point of us reshaping global trade, what is the point of us going out and looking for new markets for the United Kingdom, if we don’t have the exporters to fill those markets?…

“We’ve got to change the culture in our country. People have got to stop thinking about exporting as an opportunity and start thinking about it as a duty – companies who could be contributing to our national prosperity but choose not to because it might be too difficult or too time-consuming or because they can’t play golf on a Friday afternoon.”

Put the clubs down and go to work for Dr Liam.

As Tim Worstall notes: “Contributing to national prosperity is not a duty of anyone or anything. Let’s not come over all fascist here, shall we?”

A Number 10 source adds that “clearly he’s expressing private views”. It’s not Government policy to call you all fat and lazy.

As you were…


Posted: 10th, September 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment

More Questions Than Answers As Disgraced Dr Liam Fox Is Nailed

FORMER UK Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox broke most of the rules in the book.

It turns out the Civil Service knew of and disliked young Mr Adam Werrity’s cast iron determination to stick close to the shirt tails of the former UK Defence Secretary.
Predictably, the relationship eventually forced the 50-year-old Dr Liam Fox’s resignation.

The, it has to be said, fleeting inquiry into the affairs of State and definitely non Statesman-like activities of Dr Fox while in charge of one of Britain’s biggest spending departments has hammered Fox and said he fell woefully short of what should be expected of a Minister.

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Posted: 19th, October 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment (1)

Adam Werritty: Special Advisor To Tory Backbencher Dr Liam Fox

ADAM Werritty is now the advisor to Tory backbencher Dr Liam Fox.

Yep, Foxy Foxy has resigned

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Posted: 14th, October 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)

Liam Fox Is 50: Maggie Thatcher Is Forever In The 80s

HAPPY birthday, Secretary of State for Defence Dr Liam Fox.

We spotted you in your shiny birthday shirt and your wife Jesme flanking former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher at Admiralty House in Whitehall. One or more of you is about to dance. One or more of you might be made of wax…

Posted: 25th, September 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)