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Liam Fox: 'Defeated by a tale about a friend'

Defence Secretary Liam Fox has resigned after a week of pressure over his working relationship with friend and self-styled adviser Adam Werritty.

In a letter to David Cameron, Mr Fox said he had "mistakenly allowed" personal and professional responsibilities to be "blurred".

Ross Hawkins looks at the political career of the one time Conservative Party leadership contender.

  • 14 Oct 2011
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