As Liam Fox appears in front of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to share his vision for the organization as Britain’s candidate for the role of Director General, the brilliant Steve Analyst reminds us of some of the North Somerset MP’s interesting views on the UK’s international relations.


First published in July 2020.

Twitter - @trussliz

“Certainly reminding our partners in the continent that it was the United Kingdom that stood out against fascism when many of the other European countries were either complicit in it, or had collapsed under it... you know it's not wrong to do that.

Liam Fox is unsuitable.

Remember this interview? Well I looked into it.

He said he didn't tweet it, and there appears to be some truth to that. It is his account, but it appears to be relaying a speech as he makes it.

It is not, however, a partial tweet and if he is taken out of context, then it's not the fault of the @guardian.

We will now probably never know the context, but Liam has a big problem and he has not been fully open about it.

It's not the only time he says it, and this is exactly what he follow the remark in the top tweet of this thread.

That the context he used it in.

And for the benefit of the doubt, this is the same statement in full context.

If North Somerset want this man, fine, but the United Kingdom should be ashamed nominating a man with these opinions to an international position.


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[This piece was first published as a Twitter thread and turned into the above article on 17 July 2020 with the purpose of reaching a larger audience. It has been minorly edited and corrected. | The author of the tweets writes in a personal capacity.]

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