Splits open in new Tory cabinet as Fox tries to take power from Johnson

Liam Fox, right, called for departmental changes in a letter to Boris Johnson and Theresa May [Image: Ben Birchall/PA].

Liam Fox, right, called for departmental changes in a letter to Boris Johnson and Theresa May [Image: Ben Birchall/PA].


It seems after the EU referendum the Tories are still keen to rip chunks off of each other – which makes a pleasant change from ripping chunks off of the poor.

And, would you believe it, the first offender is Liam Fox. Wasn’t he the first to cause trouble after David Cameron moved into 10 Downing Street, as well?

Yes, he was.

You’d think he would have learned from that mistake but he seems happy to make others.

It’s fascinating that cracks are beginning to show in the new Tory cabinet – during the summer recess.

Will this new government last until the autumn, in its present form?

Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, made an attempted power grab on key areas of Boris Johnson’s Foreign Office, writing to his colleague and the prime minister, Theresa May, in an effort to wrest control of Britain’s overseas economic policy, a leaked letter has revealed.

Tensions have been escalating between the Foreign Office and Fox’s Department for International Trade, but the former defence secretary’s suggestion has apparently been given short shrift by No 10, the Sunday Telegraph reported.

Within a fortnight of arriving at the newly created department, Fox wrote to Johnson, copying in May, to ask for economic diplomacy – a key function of the Foreign Office – to become part of the remit of his department.

Source: Liam Fox tried to wrest control of Foreign Office duties from Boris Johnson | Politics | The Guardian

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3 thoughts on “Splits open in new Tory cabinet as Fox tries to take power from Johnson

  1. NMac

    Doesn’t surprise me to see these two dishonest characters fighting amongst themselves. How very sad that Labour is not united – it could take this nasty crowd of Tory con-men/women to the cleaners.

  2. Neilth

    This idiot is only concerned with Fox and his intimate friends. Lest we forget he was sacked/forced to resign by CaMoron due to his allegedly too close relationship with one individual whom he seemingly gave undeserved unique business and diplomatic opportunities to while off on various FO jaunts all at taxpayers expense. May has shown poor judgement in allowing this narcissist back in the cabinet where he can continue to pursue his selfish far right agenda on the backs of the worlds poor.

    1. roybeiley

      I am glad May has made this mistake if indeed it was a mistake. At the time she made the Troika of Johnson, Fox and Davies to plan for Brexit, many thought that she had set it up deliberately to FAIL so that she could justify to her backbenchers that Brexit was not possible.Put that alongside the fact that even now other Govt departments are saying that it will be impossible to be ready to deal with Brexit by 2020! What have we got ourselves into and for what?

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