Sleaze watchdog to carry out Liam Fox probe
David Cameron's hopes of drawing a line under the Liam Fox scandal have been dealt another blow as Westminster's sleaze watchdog announced he will conduct a fresh probe into the former defence secretary's links with close friend Adam Werritty.
Standards Commissioner John Lyon will look into a complaint from Labour MP John Mann that Mr Werritty was allowed to live in a flat funded from Dr Fox's parliamentary allowances and to run the Atlantic Bridge charity from the MP's Commons office. Responding to Mr Lyon's announcement last night, Dr Fox said he would fully co-operate with the new inquiry.
“I will fully answer all questions raised in the complaint made against me in accordance with the inquiry set up by the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner,” he said.
The announcement of Mr Lyon's probe came just hours after Mr Cameron attempted to brush off questions from Ed Miliband about the affair by telling the Labour leader he was jumping on a bandwagon that had already stopped.