Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Fox Faces Flat Expenses Enquiry Despite Resignation

Liam Fox may have resigned as Defence Secretary last week but questions about his conduct remain and he still faces an enquiry into his expenses.

Following a complaint by Labour MP John Mann, an investigation will be carried out by Parliamentary Standards Commissioner John Lyon into claims that Dr Fox allowed Adam Werritty to stay at his tax payer-funded flat in London rent free.

Dr Fox has promised to cooperate fully with any investigation into the matter.  But listening to a debate on the BBC's Newsnight, it is clear how bad things are beginning to look for the Prime Minister and the Coalition.

The consensus amongst many commentators is that a general malaise is beginning to develop within the government as a result of the recent revelations over Dr Fox.

Add this to the state of the economy, it is widely believed that should another scandal break over the behaviour of another MP, it could spell disaster for the coalition.

A poll carried out by ComRes for ITV News revealed that 67% of British people now feel very pessimistic about the economy compared to 49% a year ago.

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