As I predicted in my email newsletter this morning, Dr Liam Fox MP has resigned as defence secretary.
Though he has remained dignified in the manner of his departure, and
also in his resignation letter, his friends have already appeared on
radio and TV to blame the media for his demise. It's a common plaint
from politicians when they are forced to leave office after a series of
indiscretions. However, there would have been no press interest had
there not been some very odd goings-on. Speculation about Dr Fox's
sexuality played no part in media reporting, nor should it have done.
The damage was caused by a series of inexplicable events which grew more
puzzling by the day. Alas, Dr Fox has only himself to blame.
Lessons for all politicians.
1) Don't misbehave
2) If you do, don't lie about it
3) If you get caught, apologise and admit everything.