Fox: Dealings with Werrity were a ‘mistake’.

Defence secretary, Liam Fox, issued a statement about his business dealings with Adam Werrity:

"It was a mistake to allow distinctions to be blurred between my professional responsibilities and my personal loyalties to a friend.

"Nevertheless, I do accept that given Mr Werritty's defence-related business interests, my frequent contacts with him may have given an impression of wrongdoing, and may also have given third parties the misleading impression that Mr Werritty was an official adviser rather than simply a friend."