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Never mind all the stuff about Liam Fox’s ‘friend’, what about the blackmail case he’s involved in?

You know the one where the Defence Secretary is allegedly involved in a conspiracy to blackmail a US company if it continued with its case against Harvey Boulter, a business friend of his.

Of course, innocent until proven guilty, Liam Fox didn’t blackmail anyone.

Call me old-fashioned, but time was when being even allegedly involved in something as serious as a blackmail case was a resignable offence for a cabinet minister*.

Or am I just being hopelessly naive?

*Personally speaking, I think being a bit of a nob should exclude anyone from ministerial position too but that seems to be more a requirement than a hindrance these days.